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Govt to hire experts for framing rules of three labour codes
“The experts will be responsible for codification of labour laws, framing of rules related to labour codes, assisting the committee tasked with framing of rules and connected legal matters besides work related to other legislative initiatives of the ministry,” ministry said in a statement.
Right to minimum wages on government agenda: Anurag Thakur
As only 30 per cent workers got minimum wages, the inter-state disparity would be ...
Minimum wage hike may be deferred this year
“We are evaluating the proposal... a decision would be taken soon,” a top official told ET on con...
MGNREGA payments lower than minimum agricultural wages in some states: Report
Lakhs of migrant workers have made arduous journeys back home on foot, bicycles, and crowded trucks, while the more luckier ones have been transported by special train services amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Base year revision for CPI-industrial workers suspicious: AITUC
The AITUC further said that it is of the view that the move will lead to "depression" in dearness allowance (DA) paid to workers. The labour ministry has recently revised the base year for CPI-IW to 2016 from 2001.
COVID-19 prompts workers, corporates to adopt gig economy
Gig workers are independent contractual workers who are into flexible agreements with companies or through platforms for on-demand work completion.
Jharkhand plans NREGA-like scheme for urban poor
The scheme, Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojna, will guarantee 100 days of work in a year for urban unskilled labourers. The new scheme would have a provision to pay an unemployment allowance if the state fails to provide 100 days of work.
India’s health budget fourth lowest in world, accoring to Oxfam
Afghanistan and India set aside the same share for health in their budgets, 4%, just above a quarter of the recommended spending and one-third of what the second poorest country in the world, Burundi, did.
Union threatens protests if Atlas Cycles doesn't reopen soon
CEO N P Singh Rana said the shutdown is only temporary and the company will resume operations once it is able to raise about Rs 50 crore by selling surplus land.
Minimum wages, safety for truckers essential for smooth supply chain in lockdown:Ashok Leyland
Ashok Leyland has already started initiatives on this front and look forward to partner with the government for any new initiatives on these lines.
Ministry of Labour and Employment allays fears about Labour Codes
In a pointed clarification on raising employee limit of smaller units for closure to 300, the ministry has underlined that the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee had also recommended increase in threshold from 100 workers to 300 workers for seeking prior permission for retrenchment, lay-off and closure.
Labour ministry clarification: Changes in labour laws will not trigger rampant hiring and firing of workers
Parliament had last week passed the three labour bills related to industrial relation, social security and occupational safety, health and working conditions. Following this, all trade unions including the RSS-affiliate Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh have opposed the bills saying they will firm up plans to protest against these bills in coming days.
'Historic' labour law raises fear Indian workers will pay price in a push for profits
The new laws, in the works for years, carry measures to meet the new challenge of COVID-19, which has seen millions lose jobs under lockdown and forced many to walk thousands of miles home where they struggled to find work.
Economic Survey calls for rationalising minimum wages
According to the Survey, central government should notify a “national floor minimum wage” that can vary broadly across five geographical regions.
Walmart ups minimum wage in e-commerce warehouses by $2 as orders surge on virus worries
Walmart said the hike will increase entry wages for workers in e-commerce fulfillment centers or warehouses to between $15 and $19 an hour effective immediately through Memorial Day, a holiday in the United States that falls on May 25 this year.