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Health as Fundamental Right completes 70 years

Our health is determined by the conditions in which we are born, we grow, we live and we work. The right to health thus includes not only the right to health services, but also to the wide range of things that help us live in good health such as proper housing, education, employment, social support, […]

Spain: Court rules in favour of Deliveroo workers, holds them as employees

Philippines: Unions oppose President’s vetoing of the Security of Tenure Bill 26 July 2019: President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the Security of Tenure Bill on 26 July 2019 also known as anti-endo (end of contract bill). The Bill would have put an end to labour contracting by companies. The veto has come in the light of […]

Workplace Safety Watch – July 2019

Construction On 23 July, Rahul Kumar (21), Kirpal Kumar (29) and Surendra Kumar (48) were killed as safety locks of a temporary lift were accidently released in an under-construction MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) quarters in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh. The workers, employed on contract by Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC), were migrants from Bihar. The police […]

Karnataka: Police uses tear gas, lathi charge to disperse garment workers in Special Economic Zone

Workers hold protests across the country to oppose government’s move to privatise railways Loco pilots and running staff launched a 24 hour hunger strike at Vishakhapatnam under the banner of All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) on 16 July against government’s decision to privatise railways. The striking workers also demanded scrapping of the New […]

Home based garment workers entitled to Provident Fund, rules Supreme Court

Delhi: High Court upholds ₹20,000 per month minimum wages for nurses 26 July 2019: Ruling in favour of the Delhi Government, Delhi High Court upheld the Government Order to fix the minimum wage of nurses in the state at ₹20,000 per month. The Association of Healthcare Providers (India) had appealed against the GO stating that […]

Government introduces Two Labour Codes in Lok Sabha

Maharashtra: Government hikes minimum wages for Shops and Establishment workers after nine years 25 July 2019: The Maharashtra Government has doubled the minimum wages for workers employed in shops and establishments after 9 years. According to the Minimum Wages Act, minimum wages need to be revised every 5 years as per the recommendations of the […]

Yoga for Immunity!

The Patanjali group of Baba Ramdev, through companies controlled by his business associate, Acharya Balkrishna, and some of their closely-associated land dealers, acquired more than 400 acres of forested common lands in the Aravalli hills in Kot, just off the state highway connecting Gurugram and Faridabad, according to a Business Standard report of 6 June. […]

FIFA admits to labour violations in relation to the 2022 football world cup

Kenya: Domestic workers union recognised 9 June 2019: Despite being denied registration on multiple occasions by the registrar of unions on account that there were other federations representing domestic workers, the National Union of Domestic Workers through a court application finally won recognition. The court upheld their right to form a union and directed the […]

Workplace Safety Watch – June 2019

Construction On 9 June 2019, 4 workers; Ezhumalai (40), Anthony Samy, (41), Kathirvelu (60) and Amsavalli were injured will undertaking repairs of a house in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Police intend to question the house owner. On 9 June 2019, 1 worker; Arasiah (46) was killed when a live wire snapped and fell on him. The […]

Tamil Nadu: Dalit anganwadi workers transferred under pressure from upper caste locals

17 June 2019: State Human Rights commission sought a report from the Madurai Collector regarding the transfer 2 dalit anganwadi workers due to pressure from some upper caste persons and asked district administration whether it failed in protecting the workers’ human rights. The 2 workers, who were assigned to ICDS centre on 3 June 2019 […]

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