Category: In and Around

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 […]

Interim Union Budget 2019-2020 tabled in Parliament

1 February 2019: Finance Minister, Piyush Goyal presented the Interim Union Budget 2019-2020 on 1 February 2019 in the Lok Sabha. The highlights of the budget are as follows: Labour To provide social security coverage to workers earning below ₹15,000 per month in the informal sector, government has announced “Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan” scheme. A […]

Employees’ Right to Disconnect Bill proposed in the Parliament

Employees’ Right to Disconnect Bill proposed in the Parliament 9 January 2019: The Right to Disconnect Bill, 2018 was introduced in the Parliament by Supriya Sule as a private member’s bill. The proposed bill seeks to confer the right on every worker to disconnect from work-related telephone calls and emails after work hours and on […]

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% […]

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 […]

World Bank report promotes abolition of Minimum Wages and work contracts for workers

World Bank report promotes abolition of Minimum Wages and work contracts for workers 20 April 2018: The World Bank in its flagship publication – The World Development Report has proposed that hiring and firing of workers be made easy so that more workers can be added to the workforce. It has also proposed that employers […]

Union Budget 2018-19 tabled in Parliament

1 February 2018: On 1 February 2018, Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley presented the 2018-19 union budget. The highlights of the budget are as follows: Tax No changes in personal income tax slabs. All senior citizens will now be able to claim benefit of a deduction of ₹50,000 for any medical insurance. For critical illnesses, […]

India drops plan for orange passports amidst protests

Tamil Nadu Transport Workers end strike after High Court intervenes 8 January 2018: 17 unions representing workers of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) went on an indefinite strike from 4 January 2018, after 16 months of negotiation since the 13th wage agreement talks, between unions and the state government remained inconclusive. The unions have […]

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