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We know India’s ineffective legislation protects the cheapness of labour – but how do we know ISRO isn’t inadvertently profiting from it?
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani lend their support to demands of Maharashtra’s workers
Notifications for the MGNREGA and EPS programmes show the effect of new UIDAI regulations and how mandatory requirements are carefully couched so as to not openly violate the Supreme Court’s order.
Over 50 weavers in the prime minister’s constituency have committed suicide in the last three years due to indebtedness.
Contrary to global trends, economic growth in India has not led to more women joining the labour market. The International Labour Organization’s Sher Singh Verick attempts to examine the reasons behind it.
The protestors are working as daily wagers despite serving Banaras Hindu University for two or three decades.
As their repeated appeals to the administration go unheard, these women say death seems better than this humiliation.
Given Indian social realities, digital platforms such as Uber should be made to provide at least a basic level of social protection for workers using them.
For agricultural labourers from remote villages, hunger is always around the corner and migration in search of work is absolutely necessary for survival.
Watch what people from working class and poor sections of our society have to say about demonetisation.
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.