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Google fined $1.69 Billion for stifling competition in the online advertising space

20 March 2019: Alphabet LLP., the company which owns search engine Google was fined $1.69 billion by the European Union for stifling competition in online advertisements. The European Commission found that Google had placed exclusivity contracts on website owners, stopping them from including search results from Google’s rival services like Bing and DuckDuckGo. Google had […]

Ireland promulgates act banning Zero Hour Contracts

Wages in Europe have stagnated finds study 25 March 2019: A new study by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) titled The crisis is not over yet has found that average wages in UK, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Hungary, Croatia and Cyprus were lower in 2018 than in 2009. The report also shows that real […]

Industrial Security forces fire at people demanding jobs and compensation

Wages under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Act get lowest annual hike 29 March 2019: Ministry of Rural Development has notified state-wise wages for unskilled work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act for the year 2019-20. The notification will be effective from 1 April 2019. The notified wages translate to a 2.16 […]

Workplace Safety Watch – March 2019

Construction On 23 March, 19 workers died after an under- construction building collapsed in Dharwad, Karnataka. The police have arrested the owners; Ravi Basavaraj Sabarad, Basavaraj D Nigadi, Gangappa S Shintri, Mahabaleshwar Puradagudi and the architect Vivek Pawar under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or […]

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Germany on Occupational Safety and Health

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Germany on Occupational Safety and Health 12 March 2019: Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Germany on Cooperation in the field of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). The MoU which was renewed on 13th November 2018 will facilitate sharing of knowhow of modern training […]

Statue of Unity workers strike work, win wage hike

Tamil Nadu: Hyundai workers sign three year wage agreement 25 March 2019: United Union of Hyundai Employees has signed a three year wage settlement with the Hyundai management. The settlement will lead to a wage hike of ₹25,200 per month spread over three years. The monthly wage hike will be rolled out as ₹13,860 for […]

Supreme Court overturns Uttarakhand HC judgement on regularisation of construction workers

Supreme Court overturns Uttarakhand HC judgement on regularisation of construction workers 19 March 2019: The Supreme Court of India has overturned an order of the Uttarakhand High Court which devised a scheme for regularisation of construction workers employed by the Border Roads Organisation and its allied organisation the General Reserve Engineering Forces. A division bench […]

Maharashtra government launches meal scheme for construction workers

Odisha: Government hikes pension and other monetary benefits for building and other construction workers 8 March 2019: Government revised the pension for senior construction workers under the Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Act. Pension for workers above 60 years of age but less than 80 years has been hiked from the existing ₹300 […]

Workplace Safety Watch – February 2019

Construction On 17 February Raghunath (55) a worker working at the site of an IT complex in Sector 6, Noida, Uttar Pradesh died as the basement he was working in caved in. On 9 February 1 worker died and 3 others were grievously injured at Chinna Jeeyar Swamy mutt, Papanasanam in Tirupati, Tamil Nadu. Workers […]

Adanis fly high

On 27 February 2019, the Adani Group won the public-private partnership (PPP) bid for the operation of Guwahati Airport. The Adani Group has also won the bids for the other 5 airports (Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mangaluru and Thiruvananthapuram) that the Airport Authority of India (AAI) put up for auction in December 2018. Having no previous […]

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