Contract Workers News
No salary, no COVID-19 healthcare, no PPEs: At State-run BSNL, workers say feel 'abandoned'; experts warn of govt losing moral authority
Two months since the Ministry of Labour and Employment issued an advisory asking private and public employers across India not to terminate or reduce the wages of the workforce, life remains grim for thousands who are employed with the State-owned telecom operator BSNL.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Railways to release full salary to lakhs of contractual workers during suspension of service
In a huge relief to lakhs of contractual employees, the railways has decided to release their full salaries even as it suspended all its passenger services till 31 March
Honda management puts pay hike of about 1,900 employees on hold citing dip in revenue, slow demand for two-wheelers
Last month, Honda had said it had commenced operations at its Manesar plant with permanent employees joining the work though the sacked contractual employees continued with their protest at the site.
Honda suspends production at Manesar plant indefinitely; contract workers continue strike seeking compensation for sacked employees
The contract workers are on protest at Honda's Manesar plant from 5 November after the company sacked about 650 contract workers over a period of 10 days.
HMSI Employee Union leaders alleged that the company has reduced the production of the facility by 50 percent and is in the process of retrenching more contractual workers.
Demonetisation impact: 250 casual workers lost job every day during January-March; why govt needs to create more jobs
As per CMIE, in 12 months up to August 2017, 19 lakh jobs were wiped out
Rahul Gandhi slams Narendra Modi over unemployment in Gujarat, non-implementation of 7th Pay Commission
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Narendra Modi for keeping the youth of Gujarat unemployed and not implementing the 7th Pay Commission
Bharat Bandh, the pan-India strike observed by trade unions on Friday, epitomises the lack of preparedness of the Narendra Modi-government in dealing with the workers' body, especially in the context of the issues pertaining to unskilled labour in India.
On 17 April, Dattatreya had said the government would bring out an executive order to ensure that contract workers get a minimum wage of Rs 10,000 per month.
Many who had come in hope of finding a solution to their problems had to leave disappointed. One man who wanted to meet Kejriwal in particular was Mukesh Yadav.
Minister Girish Soni plans to utilise the money under a new scheme to ensure social security for unorganised sector workers along with regulating their wages and working hours.
After the violence in Manesar, Maruti seems to be rethinking its compensation policies for workers. But it continues to take a tough line on those who perpetrated the violence