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Outcome of Uber case in UK could set important precedent in reducing workers' exploitation, improving gig economy
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Outcome of Uber case in UK could set important precedent in reducing workers' exploitation, improving gig economy

Drivers should be paid for time spent waiting for rides after logging on to the app, otherwise they’ll be shortchanged by up to 50 percent, said the union behind this legal case.

Despite paltry wages, women beedi rollers have few other job prospects, shows research; gender gap exacerbates matters
India

Despite paltry wages, women beedi rollers have few other job prospects, shows research; gender gap exacerbates matters

While most beedi workers have been pushed out of the formal economy, the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax also appears to have had a negative effect on them.

Economic Survey 2019 presents good overview, but should not be read as precursor to Sitharaman's maiden Budget
Business

Economic Survey 2019 presents good overview, but should not be read as precursor to Sitharaman's maiden Budget

The Economic Survey also takes a view that the NPA issue is behind us and hence banks can now lend.

12-hour work day: Millions of Indians regard as normal what Alibaba chief Jack Ma asked of his employees
Business

12-hour work day: Millions of Indians regard as normal what Alibaba chief Jack Ma asked of his employees

Today, the eight-hour work day remains elusive, particularly for Asians. An ILO study in 2018 showed that in South Asia and East Asia on an average, workers are putting in 46 hours a week.

Govt expert committee bats for fixing need-based national minimum wage at Rs 375 per day
Business

Govt expert committee bats for fixing need-based national minimum wage at Rs 375 per day

Apart from proposing the level of a single national minimum wage at an all-India level, the report also estimated and recommended different national minimum wages for different geographical region.

One dead, 50 injured in Bangladesh garment workers strike after police use tear gas, water cannons to disperse protestors
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One dead, 50 injured in Bangladesh garment workers strike after police use tear gas, water cannons to disperse protestors

Bangladesh is the world's second-largest garment maker after China. But despite the industry's role in transforming the impoverished nation into a major manufacturing hub, garment workers are some of the lowest paid in the world.

In France's Yellow Vest protests, President Emmanuel Macron faces a problem without a defined purpose or prescription
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In France's Yellow Vest protests, President Emmanuel Macron faces a problem without a defined purpose or prescription

Any discussion with the Yellow Vest protesters, runs into a further problem. Who, if anyone, would be the chief interlocutor? The Yellow Vests are neither a party nor an organised movement but a structureless, sudden materialisation of groups mobilised through social media.

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

Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 per hour for US workers urging rivals to follow
News & Analysis

Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 per hour for US workers urging rivals to follow

With raising its minimum wage to $15, Amazon is seeking to head off criticism of working conditions.

What does it take to get a decent raise in the US job market? The answer's straightforward - quit your job
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What does it take to get a decent raise in the US job market? The answer's straightforward - quit your job

Despite one of the best job markets in decades, workers across the U.S. economy are struggling with a common frustration: What does it take to finally get a decent raise?

Farmers and labourers hold mega rally in Delhi, warn Modi govt will pay 'heavy price' for 'anti-people' policies
India

Farmers and labourers hold mega rally in Delhi, warn Modi govt will pay 'heavy price' for 'anti-people' policies

Organisers of the rally claimed nearly 1.5 lakh farmers and labourers from at least 23 states have participated in the protests in Delhi, marching from Ramlila Maidan to Parliament Street.

Despite govt promises of 'fundamental labour changes,' Qatar workers struggle with same old problems
World

Despite govt promises of 'fundamental labour changes,' Qatar workers struggle with same old problems

Qatar has come under huge pressure over its treatment of workers since winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup

Railway employees to go on 72-hour relay hunger strike against non-implementation of 7th Pay Commission
Business

Railway employees to go on 72-hour relay hunger strike against non-implementation of 7th Pay Commission

The All India Railwaymen’s Federation said despite several meetings with leaders of the central government organisations and Home Minister, Finance Minister, Railway Minister and Minister of State for Railways, no decision has been taken yet

Bawana fire: Congress holds protest, urges Arvind Kejriwal to provide jobs to kin of tragedy
Politics

Bawana fire: Congress holds protest, urges Arvind Kejriwal to provide jobs to kin of tragedy

The women's wing of the Delhi Congress staged a protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's residence demanding government jobs for the kin of the Bawana fire victims and also to ensure that female workers in factories are not paid below the minimum wages

Uber submits request to appeal decision related to UK workers' rights at Supreme Court
News & Analysis

Uber submits request to appeal decision related to UK workers' rights at Supreme Court

Uber appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal which ruled against it earlier this month.

Wage Bill code: Centre yet to fix a sum as minimum monthly national wage
Business

Wage Bill code: Centre yet to fix a sum as minimum monthly national wage

The labour ministry clarified that the notion that a minimum wage of Rs 18,000 has been fixed for all employees is "incorrect, false and baseless".

Bill empowering Centre to fix minimum wage for employees of unorganised sector introduced in Lok Sabha
India

Bill empowering Centre to fix minimum wage for employees of unorganised sector introduced in Lok Sabha

The Government Thursday introduced in the Lok Sabha 'The Code on Wages' bill which seeks to empower the Centre to fix a "universal minimum wage" aimed to benefit over 40 crore unorganised sector workers

Cabinet approves minimum wage code bill by integrating four labour laws
India

Cabinet approves minimum wage code bill by integrating four labour laws

The Union Cabinet n Wednesday approved the new wage code bill which will ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by integrating four labour related laws.

Kerala nurses wage war against abysmal pay and government apathy; launch indefinite strike
India

Kerala nurses wage war against abysmal pay and government apathy; launch indefinite strike

In Kerala, nurses are now making a pitched battle to gain a respectable level of subsistence.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg calls for more family-friendly government policies
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg calls for more family-friendly government policies

In a Mother's Day Facebook post last year, Sandberg called for greater public and corporate support for single, working mothers.