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World Bank report finds two-thirds of Indian workers earn less because of childhood stunting

World Bank report finds two-thirds of Indian workers earn less because of childhood stunting 17 August 2018: A report of the World Bank co-authored by Emanuela Galasso and Adam Wagstaff has found that 66% of Indian workers, third highest in the world were stunted as children. India is preceded by Bangladesh and Afghanistan, where 73% […]

HAL files FIR against protesting workers

Karnataka: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited files case against protesting workers 30 August 2018: The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has filed a FIR against the members of Hindustan Aeronautics Employees Association for staging a protest over wage-related issues on 23 August 2018. The management in it FIR has claimed that the protest was in violation of an […]

Port workers get 10.6% wage hike

Tamil Nadu: Around 600 workers go on indefinite strike at automotive manufacturing company Pricol 30 August 2018: More than 600 workers went on indefinite strike on 21 August 2018 under the banner of Kovai Mavatta Pricol Thozhilalar Sangam (KMPTS) affiliated to AICCTU at the Coimbatore factory of Pricol demanding: Withdrawal of the illegal partial lock […]

Delhi High Court sets aside Minimum Wage hike

Supreme Court rules in favour of lecturers, raps government for creating job insecurity 18 August 2018: The bench of Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul while considering the plea of a Mumbai University lecturer pulled the government for creating job insecurity and denying rightful wages to lecturers by artificially creating break in service. […]

Cabinet approves 2% hike in DA and DR

Cabinet approves 2% hike in DA and DR of central government employees and pensioners 29 August 2018: The union government has cleared an additional 2% hike in dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) of employees and pensioners respectively, with effect from 1 July 2018. The increase has been sanctioned in accordance with the recommendations […]

South Africa: Constitutional Court orders employers to regularise workers if contract extends beyond three months

Palestine: Fired UNRWA worker sets himself ablaze 27 July 2018: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN agency tasked with assisting impoverished Palestinian refugees in the Israeli-occupied Gaza and West Bank terminated the services of 125 workers and downgraded the employment status of 800 other workers from full-time to part-time. The relief agency […]

ASI dismisses 300 contract staff workers

Archaeological Survey of India dismisses 300 contract staff workers 22 July 2018: The Kolkata sub-division circle of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has contracted out the maintenance work of monuments under its jurisdiction to private contracts and dismissed the services of 300 contract workers. The move aimed at ‘cost-cutting’ has rendered jobless, workers who have […]

Goa government rejects mining company’s plea for retrenchment of 345 mining workers

Goa government rejects mining company’s plea for retrenchment of 345 mining workers 20 July 2018: Goa Rajya Kaamgar Mahasangh registered a major victory against the management of Chowgule Group’s mining division as the government struck down management’s application for retrenchment of 345 mining workers from Pale, Costi and Sirigao region of Goa. In April the […]

July 2018

On 28 July, 3 workers Rohit Jadhav (18), Vijay Chavda (19) and Adam Sama (24) died due to electrocution while 2 others sustained serious injuries while putting up an electric pole. The workers were employed under contract by Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (PGVCL). On 31 July, Sanjay Kumar Singh (45) employed as a lineman […]

Alang ship breakers to receive training on OSH

DGFASLI and Gujrat Maritime Board sign MOU to improve health and safety in Shipbreaking Industry 11 July 2018: Gujarat Maritime Board and Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes, the factory inspection body of Labour Ministry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to train workers and supervisors engaged in the Shipbreaking industry of Alang, […]

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