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Delhi: Contract Safai Karmcharis register big win, varsity directed to reinstate terminated workers

Tamil Nadu: Emergency Ambulance Service workers demand benefits at par with other health workers 27 March 2020: Over 2000 ambulance service workers including drivers and helpers who ensure the functioning of 108 ambulance services in the state sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister demanding that the same benefits be extended to them which are […]

Supreme Court allows construction workers to approach Consumer Court against Construction Workers’ Welfare Board

Supreme Court allows construction workers to approach Consumer Court against Construction Workers’ Welfare Board. 18 March 2020: In the matter of Joint Labour Commissioner & Registering Officer and Ors. Vs. Kesar Lal a division bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi ruled that a construction worker registered under the Building and Other Construction Workers […]

Meghalaya: Government proposes legislation for regulation of migrant workers

Punjab: Government issues advisory to employers against firing workers and slashing wages 29 March 2020: The Punjab government has issued an advisory to industries and commercial establishments in the state, asking them not to terminate employees or deduct their wages, as non-essential factories remain shut due to Centre imposed lockdown. The advisory states that Any […]

Workplace Safety Watch – March 2020

On 1 February, Sanjeev Kumar (42), working as an ammonia operator died from a gas leak in the maintenance unit of Haldiram’s. The building had 300 people working who had to be immediately evacuated. On 1 February, Sunder Pal (35) and Akash Kumar (19) were burnt to death in a fire at a factory unit […]

Supreme Court reinstates woman employee who accused ex-CJI of misconduct

J&K: Government employees seek revocation of SRO-202 17 February 2020: Employees recruited in government jobs in J&K under the controversial recruitment rule SRO-202 that entails a new employee to spend five years in probation. Under the banner of All J&K SRO-202 Employees, hundreds of youth are holding regular protests across the newly created Union Territory, […]

Corona Virus may change our Workplaces forever

The ongoing Corona Virus pandemic was first identified in the Wuhan province of China in December 2019. The virus primarily spreads between people via respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing. There is no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment. Recommended preventive measures include maintaining distance from other people, and monitoring and self-isolation for people who suspect […]

Madras HC: NLC contract workers cannot strike

Madras HC: NLC contract workers cannot strike  28 February 2020: The Madras High Court has passed an order restraining the 7 trade unions representing contract workers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Ltd (NLCIL) from going on a strike. The unions had issued a strike notice on 11 February demanding regularisation and equal pay for equal […]

US: California court says Apple Store workers must be paid for wait time

UK: Thousands of university workers strike 20 February 2020: University workers have formed picket lines on campuses in Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Essex, Newcastle and Cardiff among others across the UK on the first day of staggered strikes over higher education pay, pensions and working conditions. The University and College Union (UCU) reported that their strike […]

Supreme Court: No reservation in promotion for State Government employees

Orissa: HC directs state government to hike daily allowance of Home Guards to Rs. 500 29 February 2020: Orissa High Court directed the State government to pay the Home Guards a wage at par with police constables. It also directed the government to pay the interim daily allowance of Rs. 500 to Home Guards with […]

Maharashtra: Cabinet approves 5-day week for government employees

Uttarakhand: Government employees to get free treatment under Atal Ayushman Yojana 29 February 2020: Uttarakhand cabinet approved the extension of free healthcare benefit to government employees under Atal Ayushman Yojana. According to this scheme employees will be charged a nominal premium ranging from Rs.250 to Rs.1,000 annually. Moreover the scheme allows government employees to access […]

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