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In post-COVID world, rethinking livelihoods and laws necessary to help informal sector cope with new norm
India

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.

COVID-19 or not, domestic work is devalued in India, and so is the gender responsible for it
India

COVID-19 or not, domestic work is devalued in India, and so is the gender responsible for it

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
Sports

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
India

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
World

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
World

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
Business

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
India

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.

India had highest average real wage growth in South Asia in 2008-17, says ILO report
Business

India had highest average real wage growth in South Asia in 2008-17, says ILO report

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
Business

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
India

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"

India's transition to green economy could create three million new jobs by 2030, says ILO report
India

India's transition to green economy could create three million new jobs by 2030, says ILO report

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
Business

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
Business

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.