After multiple pleas to the authorities and the government, the protestors, many of whom have been working at the university for three decades, asked the president to allow them to “commit euthanasia” if they are denied justice any longer.
The Centre’s off-record instructions through WhatsApp and a squeeze on funds made the rural work programme crash after a roaring first half of the year.
The rural development ministry unofficially informed states that no more funds will be released and existing funds will have to be used pragmatically.
Municipal corporation agrees to demands of ‘safai kamdar’ workers for permanency, employment benefits and safety gear.
Twenty-five years after his assassination, the need to fight for Niyogi’s goals and learn from his dedication is stronger than ever.
As strike enters day nine, one worker has already been suspended for ‘liking’ a Facebook post.
The hunger strike by workers from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) enters its fifth day today.
The majority of journalists are serious, diligent people so it’s a pity that the opportunity to use September 2 to seriously discuss and analyse the demands of those who are striking is being missed.
The decision was taken after the central trade unions gave a call for a one-day pan-India strike on September 2 to protest against the government’s labour reforms.
Labour market policies need to be seriously rethought, given the slow rate of job creation and rapid increase in automation.
The death of two workers at Anna University contravened no law because the laws are particularly blind to occupational safety at small enterprises.
Immanuel Ness discusses trade unions and labour laws in India, social relations between labour and capital in the global south, merits of spontaneity in workers’ agitations, and much more.
The minimum wages for unskilled person will increase from Rs 9,568 to Rs 14,052; for semi-skilled and skilled persons will increase from Rs 10,582 to Rs 15,471 and from Rs 11,622 to 17,033 respectively.
The government will announce the new wage structure on Independence Day, based on recommendations of a committee comprising trade unions, employers and industry representatives.
The trend of more young men than women is evident at almost every level after high school, except M.Phil, post graduate and certificate courses, where female enrolment is slightly higher than male enrolment.
With the closing of knitting factories, it’s becoming tougher for people with only this skill to survive.
If there is a disgust-discourse around human scavenging, this might provoke a larger social movement, where people who have always been disgusted by excrement are now equally disgusted at the social order built around its cleaning up.
Many housemaids are children from poor families who are placed with wealthier households to provide free labour in return for a roof over their heads.
Based on principles of democratic decision making and egalitarian redistribution, the Uralungal Cooperative is proof that efficiency isn’t exclusively linked to capitalist production.
The increase in salaries is expected to cost the taxpayer over Rs 1 lakh crores annually, or close to 0.7% of the GDP.
One of the major reasons behind this is the kafala system under which the employer is responsible for the worker’s well-being, his residency and work permits.
The National Education Workers Coordinator (CNTE) union has been leading protests in Oaxaca for days against an education reform and the arrest of two of its leaders.
Whatever its political legacy, the movement against labour law reforms has already changed the terms of political contestation in France
Afraid of being judged, some journalists avoid reaching out, while others don’t even know the problem exists.
Politically, the decision is likely to heap pressure on the already unpopular Michelle Bachelet, who campaigned on a broad reform programme that included overhauls to higher education, health and labour relations.
Excessive heat while working, creates occupational health risks and reduces work capacity and labour productivity.
Torture and abuse remain a part of daily life for a large number of children in India.
This World Day Against Child Labour, the conversation should be about what it’s going to take to protect working children from abuse and violence.
As the modern antislavery movement pushes forward, new breakthrough methods are providing a yardstick to gauge the progress of liberation.
“I have been very lucky to have a very supportive environment wherever I went. If that would be the case for everybody, women would be able to do a lot of things much better.”
Public policy decisions taken by the government of India in the name of improving accessibility and quality of milk over the past four decades have systematically destroyed local systems of milk production, procurement and distribution.
Home guards in Uttar Pradesh are making a meagre Rs. 300 per day, leading to many sending letters asking for higher salaries, other perks, and even permission for mercy killing.
On International Labour Day, Javed Iqbal followed a rally by over 3000 members of the Malkangiri Zilla Adivasi Sangh, Odisha, and other groups, as they demanded their rights and protested state oppression.
Paying salaries for housework could help build respect for domestic labour, and give women dignity, recognition and independence.
“The government must be really short of money if it is unable to raise NREGA wages to the minimum wage, that too when one third of the rural population is affected by drought,” a letter from the workers says.
Today, on May Day, the international day of the worker, Shome Basu presents a photographic portrait of the Indian working class.
A safety net for rural areas, MGNREGA guarantees 100 days of paid, unskilled manual work every year to every rural household.
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The story of the decayed textile industry in Kanpur must start with the times of its flourish. The city’s tryst with textile manufacturing dates back to the year 1857.
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