In post-COVID world, rethinking livelihoods and laws necessary to help informal sector cope with new norm
With limited laws and policies governing them, informal workers are often left at the mercy of their employers.
Despite the contribution of the domestic workers to the care economy, they work long hours often with meagre wages. It is no different as the situation has worsened due to the pandemic.
Coronavirus Updates: Amit Shah tells Delhi, Haryana, UP CMs to increase rapid antigen testing to reduce transmission rate
Coronavirus Updates: RJD MLA Shahnawaz Alam has tested positive for COVID-19, the fourth legislator in Bihar to have contracted the disease.
Suspension of labour laws by UP, MP, Gujarat crushing workers’ rights, says Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh national general secy Virjesh Upadhyay
If the state governments really wanted to bring reforms, first they should have focussed on the poor labourers, says BMS national general secretary Virjesh Upadhyay.
Coronavirus outbreak will push a vast section deeper into poverty and hunger; governments must take these steps to ease suffering
Despite the lockdown, state governments or the Union government should make special provisions to ensure that unemployed workers return home, either to be rid of the burden of paying extra for a roof, or to escape shelters and camps where an outbreak of COVID-19 could spread calamitously.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Football union FIFPro pledges support to players who break IOC ban on political protests
Describing the ban as hypocritical, FIFPro secretary general Jonas Baer-Hoffmann said that football players had played a key role in raising issues such as racism and gender equality and it would be unacceptable to sanction them
World Day Against Child Labour 2019: Experts rue lack of govt response to concerns over 'family enterprises' clause in Indian law
World Day Against Child Labour 2019: In India, 12 percent of all children are engaged in some form of child labour, according to a 2017 UNICEF report.
World Day Against Child Labour 2019 today: 'Children shouldn't work in fields, but on dreams' is ILO's theme this year
The World Day Against Child Labour, introduced by the International Labour Organisation in 2002, is observed every year on 12 June to raise awareness about the plight of child labourers worldwide.
World Day of Social Justice: People across globe come together in pursuit of equal rights and opportunities, inclusive justice
The theme of 2019 World Day of Social Justice is ‘If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice’. The United Nations has stated how pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of its “global mission to promote development and human dignity”
WEF 2019 summit: Emerging markets have 20% youths without job, education or training, says IMF chief Christine Lagarde
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the whole issue of finding future jobs affects women more than men
International Day for Abolition of Slavery 2018: Unabashed forms of modern-day slavery continue to be practiced world over
Although slavery in its “traditional” form may not be prevalent (too evidently) today, there are over 40 million people globally who are still victims of modern slavery.
The Global Wage Report 2018/19 said that all emerging G20 countries, except Mexico, experienced significant positive growth in average real wages between 2008 and 2017.
International Labour Organisation for stronger implementation of wage law in India; cites low pay, inequality
ILO's India Wage Report said that the country's economy in the past two decades has seen an annual average GDP rate of 7 percent but low pay and inequality persist
Congress asks Narendra Modi not to 'hoodwink' country on jobs, says govt has no major achievement to show for itself
Congress accused Narendra Modi of hoodwinking the country by playing with statistics on job creation. Spokesperson Pawan khera said prime minister wanted people to believe that its failures are the "achhe din"
If 40 percent of India' s electricity comes from renewables by 2030 (from 7.5 percent in February 2018), the country could add about three million new jobs.
Amendment to Maternity Benefits Act is a case of good intentions backfiring, ends up disincentivising hiring of women
The Amendment to the Maternity Benefits Act disincentivises companies from hiring more women, leading to a reduction in the labour force participation of women.
Indian women earn less than men even if equally qualified, says report; India 108th on gender equality rankings
Women in India earn less than men even if they have the same educational qualifications, data from a recent government report shows.
Centre's draft policy for domestic workers lacks teeth, fails to chart employee-employer relationship
At this point, it is imperative to look at domestic workers as a sector that cuts through several issues like caste and class divides and discrimination.
Job market brightens up: Over 300,000 workers to be employed in solar, wind energy sectors in India, says ILO
ILO said that in countries such as Denmark, Estonia, France and Germany, as well as in India, South Korea, the Philippines and South Africa, a number of environmental policies and national development strategies make reference to skills development for the green transition.
Over 68% of Asia-Pacific's workforce makes a living in informal economy, says International Labour Organisation
1.3 billion people of the employed population in the Asia-Pacific make their living in the informal economy, says the International Labour Organisation.