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Bharat bandh on 8 January: Trade unions claim around 25 cr people likely to participate in nationwide strike
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Bharat bandh on 8 January: Trade unions claim around 25 cr people likely to participate in nationwide strike

Ten central trade unions on Monday said around 25 crore people will participate in a nationwide strike on 8 January to protest against the government's "anti-people" policies

Trade unions to go ahead with 8 January general strike to protest against anti-labour policies of govt
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Trade unions to go ahead with 8 January general strike to protest against anti-labour policies of govt

A day after meeting the labour minister, 10 central trade unions on Friday said they will go ahead with their general strike or 'Bharat Bandh' on 8 January "to protest against anti-labour policies" of the government

Union Budget 2020-21: Trade unions urge Nirmala Sitharaman to hike income tax ceiling, minimum wages, pension
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Union Budget 2020-21: Trade unions urge Nirmala Sitharaman to hike income tax ceiling, minimum wages, pension

Trade unions urged the government to provide minimum wage of Rs 21,000, minimum pension of Rs 6,000 under Employees' Pension Scheme and tax exemption on annual income of up to Rs 10 lakh in a pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday

Adivasis and the Indian State: Abysmal wages, ineffective labour unions leave tribal tea garden workers high and dry
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Adivasis and the Indian State: Abysmal wages, ineffective labour unions leave tribal tea garden workers high and dry

It has been 71 years since Independence. Yet, little has changed for tea garden workers, and, in a sense, they are yet to taste real freedom.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Pakistan's cases against Hafiz Saeed, Spider-Man: Far From Home review, Ravindra Jadeja's outburst; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Pakistan's cases against Hafiz Saeed, Spider-Man: Far From Home review, Ravindra Jadeja's outburst; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Pakistan's cases against Hafiz Saeed, Rahul Gandhi's resignation, ICC Cricket world Cup 2019, SpiderMan: Far From Home movie review; today's must-read stories

Union Budget 2019: Trade Unions demand Rs 6,000 minimum pension, Rs 20,000 minimum wages
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Union Budget 2019: Trade Unions demand Rs 6,000 minimum pension, Rs 20,000 minimum wages

Representatives of trade unions on Saturday pressed the government to raise the minimum wage to Rs 20,000, provide 200 days of assured work under the rural employment guarantee scheme and ensure minimum monthly pension of Rs 6,000

Delhi labour dept issues advisory to implement Minimum Wages Act, but experts say paucity of inspectors makes it impossible
India

Delhi labour dept issues advisory to implement Minimum Wages Act, but experts say paucity of inspectors makes it impossible

The minimum wages to be paid to labourers was increased by 34 percent, by a notification issued by the Government of Delhi last year. At present, unskilled labourers are entitled to a minimum wage of Rs 14,000 per month, semi-skilled labourers, Rs 15,400 per month, and skilled labourers, Rs 16,962.

Uber goes to British court today to defend business model over UK worker rights; CEO says will preserve flexibility of contracts
Business

Uber goes to British court today to defend business model over UK worker rights; CEO says will preserve flexibility of contracts

Rights at firms such as Uber, fellow taxi service Addison Lee and food courier Deliveroo have risen up the political agenda in Britain as more people work for companies without fixed hours or a guaranteed income.

International Labour Organisation for stronger implementation of wage law in India; cites low pay, inequality
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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

Delhi High Court verdict on minimum wage will put workers under financial stress, says Arvind Kejriwal
India

Delhi High Court verdict on minimum wage will put workers under financial stress, says Arvind Kejriwal

A day after the Delhi High Court cancelled AAP govt's notification on minimum wages, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the ruling will put a huge financial stress on workers.

Government asks labour ministry to push only worker-friendly legislation ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls
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Government asks labour ministry to push only worker-friendly legislation ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has reportedly been asked by the government to accelerate the passage of workers-friendly legislations and hold back those that could be seen as anti-labour

Govt to set up advisory board to fix national minimum wages
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Govt to set up advisory board to fix national minimum wages

Centre has not fixed a National Minimum Wage for all employees as yet and reports appearing on Rs 18,000 per month minimum wage for employees are "incorrect"

Cabinet clears minimum wage code Bill, to benefit over 4 cr employees
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Cabinet clears minimum wage code Bill, to benefit over 4 cr employees

The bill seeks to empower the Centre to set a minimum wage across all sectors in the country and states will have to maintain that.

Delhi labour department lacks manpower to implement AAP's 34% increment in minimum wages
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Delhi labour department lacks manpower to implement AAP's 34% increment in minimum wages

Though the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has increased minimum wages by 34 percent, trade bodies reveal that the Department of Labour lacks adequate manpower to implement the same

AAP govt approves around 37% hike in minimum wages for Delhi workers
Politics

AAP govt approves around 37% hike in minimum wages for Delhi workers

The Delhi government on Saturday approved an around 37 percent hike in the minimum wages for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled persons in the national capital.

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung returns AAP govt's file on hiking minimum wages citing 'errors'
Politics

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung returns AAP govt's file on hiking minimum wages citing 'errors'

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had returned the Delhi government's file on hiking minimum wages in the city – highlighting the escalating tension between the two sides.

Minimum wages hike for labourers is historic, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
India

Minimum wages hike for labourers is historic, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the "historic hike" in minimum wages to Rs 350/day is a step forward in transforming India and labour reforms.

Arvind Kejriwal announces 50 percent increase in minimum wages for workers in Delhi
India

Arvind Kejriwal announces 50 percent increase in minimum wages for workers in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a nearly 50 percent increase in minimum wages for all working class in the national capital.

On Independence Day, Arvind Kejriwal announces 50% hike in minimum wages
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On Independence Day, Arvind Kejriwal announces 50% hike in minimum wages

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday declared that minimum wages in Delhi will go up by about 50 percent.

Cheers! Higher bonus for workers becomes a reality
Business

Cheers! Higher bonus for workers becomes a reality

The government has notified the Payment of Bonus Act on January 1, a move which will benefit crores of workers whose wages are below Rs 21,000 per month