Indian National Trade Union Congress to hold nationwide 'rath yatra' to protest new labour laws

The outfit's president K N Tripathi said a proposal to hold a nationwide rath yatra against the labour laws, INTUC said in a statement.

published on : 20th January 2021

General strike begins in Kerala against new labour and farm laws, normal life disrupted

The shops and commercial establishments remained shut and roads wore a deserted look, with vehicles staying off the roads.

published on : 26th November 2020

Labour Codes aimed at expanding workers' welfare measures: Central government

The Labour Ministry said that the Parliamentary Standing Committee had also recommended an increase in threshold from 100 workers to 300 workers for seeking prior permission for retrenchment.

published on : 28th September 2020

New labour codes have 'weakened' trade unions, removed 'security net' for workers: Congress

Parliament on Wednesday approved the three labour codes that will remove impediments to winding up of companies and allow firing of staff without government permission.

published on : 26th September 2020

Labour laws and the need for enlightened HRD

The government has been erroneously advised that foreign companies will be attracted to India if there is a hire-and-fire policy

published on : 26th September 2020

Renewing labour licence easier now as Telangana tweaks two important laws 

One of the changes is that the Labour Department has granted exemptions under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act and The Contract Labour Act 1970 for renewing the licences of personnel automatically.

published on : 24th September 2020

Lok Sabha takes up three labour codes amid boycott by Opposition

Over 29 labour laws have been merged into four codes and one (Code on Wages Bill, 2019) of them has already been passed.

published on : 22nd September 2020

Labour unions up in arms as Karnataka cabinet amends laws for 'ease of doing business'

Labour unions say it's a violation of labour rights, leaving workers in the lurch during the COVID-19 lockdown

published on : 24th July 2020

Relaxation of labour laws after COVID-19 lockdown could increase child labour, say NGOs

The alliance -- Working Group on Women in Value Chains (WiVC) -- highlighted how relaxations of varying degrees adopted by a few states can lead to dilution of labour law.

published on : 12th June 2020

Does Uttar Pradesh govt want to abolish constitutional rights of labourers, asks Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Yogi Adityanath said that skill mapping is being done in Uttar Pradesh and a commission will be set up for labourers to ensure employment for them.

published on : 27th May 2020

After UP, Rajasthan restores 8-hour working in factories

On April 24, the government had increased the working hours to 12 from 8 hours per day to reduce the requirement of workers

published on : 26th May 2020

ILO expresses deep concerns over labour law suspension, tweaking to PM Modi

The ILO's intervention came after ten central trade unions escalated the issue of suspension and tweaking of labour laws with the international body through a letter on May 14, 2020.

published on : 25th May 2020

Reforms do not mean complete abolition of labour laws, says Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

In recent weeks, various state governments, including Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, have either made amendments or proposed changes to existing labour laws

published on : 24th May 2020

Telangana industries push for 12-hour shifts, government cautious

Foreign companies shy away from investing here because of restrictive labour laws.

published on : 18th May 2020

RSS-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh announces nationwide agitation against new labour laws passed by BJP-ruled states

In a meeting held on Wednesday, national office bearers of BMS strongly condemned the "total withdrawal" of labour laws in three BJP-ruled states - Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

published on : 14th May 2020
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