Indian workers

Kuwait company stops paying wages, leaves 4000 Indian workers stranded

Kuwait company stops paying wages, leaves 4000 Indian workers stranded

Currently relocated by the company to a camp on the city outskirts, it is learnt that the workers have even demonstrated outside the main office - in vain.

Jan 03, 2018, 23:27 PM IST
Revised Nitaqat scheme: Indian workers in Saudi Arabia to be hit hard

Revised Nitaqat scheme: Indian workers in Saudi Arabia to be hit hard

The latest revision allows only a few number of organisations with high grades to apply for new block visas from September 2017

Aug 24, 2017, 10:06 AM IST
India retains top spot as world's largest remittance recipient country in 2016, receives $62.7 billion: UN report

India retains top spot as world's largest remittance recipient country in 2016, receives $62.7 billion: UN report

The study said India was the top receiving country for remittances in 2016 at USD 62.7 billion, followed by China (USD 61 billion), the Philippines (USD 30 billion) and Pakistan (USD 20 billion).

Jun 15, 2017, 10:52 AM IST
Govt mulling natural death cover for workers going abroad: VK Singh

Govt mulling natural death cover for workers going abroad: VK Singh

"We are trying to see as to what can be done to get a 'bima yojana', which will also be able to cater for natural death if it takes place outside," the minister said.

May 13, 2017, 21:46 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj seeks report on 29 Indian workers held captive in Saudi

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today sought a report from the Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia on the 29 migrant workers held in captivity there after she was approached by Telangana minister K T Rama Rao.

Mar 21, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Come back to India: Sushma Swaraj to laid-off Indian workers in Saudi

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday appealed to the Indian workers, who have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia, to file their claims for unpaid dues with their employers and come back home soon and said the government will bear the cost of their return.

Aug 21, 2016, 23:46 PM IST

Centre ensuring protection of Indian workers in Gulf countries: Sushma

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said in Rajya Sabha that 55,730 Indians have returned from Saudi Arabia since August 2015 and the government was closely monitoring the situation in Gulf countries - which are plagued by economic downturn due to fall in crude oil prices.

Aug 11, 2016, 22:44 PM IST
Govt making all efforts to bring back 10,000 Indian workers from Saudi Arabia: Sushma Swaraj

Govt making all efforts to bring back 10,000 Indian workers from Saudi Arabia: Sushma Swaraj

The government is making all efforts to bring back the 10,000 Indian workers rendered jobless in Saudi Arabia and is also providing them food in camps, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Aug 01, 2016, 14:27 PM IST
After PM Modi raised abuse of migrant workers, Qatar reassures India

After PM Modi raised abuse of migrant workers, Qatar reassures India

Qatar has reassured India that labour reforms will improve the conditions of more than half a million Indian migrants.

Jun 06, 2016, 18:57 PM IST

New skill standards to help Indian workers' global mobility: Rudy

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Tuesday launched transnational skill standards here to match the global benchmarks in skilling, noting they would help in the "global mobility" of Indian workers.

Apr 05, 2016, 23:59 PM IST
India growing because it is politically stable, says PM Narendra Modi in Riyadh

India growing because it is politically stable, says PM Narendra Modi in Riyadh

The large number of Indian blue collar workers in Saudi Arabia on Saturday came in for much appreciation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the hard work they have put in for the development of the Gulf kingdom.

Apr 03, 2016, 00:34 AM IST

Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Suriname memorial honouring `indentured` Indian workers

Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the 'Suriname Memorial' to honour thousands of Indian workers who were forced to migrate to South American country.

Oct 07, 2015, 23:38 PM IST
PM Modi to visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, meet Indian workers on Day 1 in UAE

PM Modi to visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, meet Indian workers on Day 1 in UAE

A visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and a meeting with a group of Indian workers are on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda on first day of his visit to the UAE.

Aug 16, 2015, 09:56 AM IST

Indian workers win $20 mn settlement against US company

The Alabama-based company will also issue an apology to the Indian workers, who brought to the US to be employed as welders, pipefitters and in other positions.

Jul 16, 2015, 14:11 PM IST

Indian workers win USD 20 ml settlement against US company

Nearly 200 Indian workers, brought to the US by an American marine construction firm to repair damaged oil rigs and other facilities in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina, have won a USD 20 million settlement against the company accused of defrauding and exploiting them.

Jul 16, 2015, 13:19 PM IST

No restriction on sending Indian workers to Saudi Arabia: India

India has not put any restrictions on sending workers to Saudi Arabia and the manpower supply system to the Kingdom is very much intact, the Indian embassy here has said.

Jun 05, 2015, 16:48 PM IST

Disney lays off 250 employees, replaces them with Indian H1-B workers

Entertainment giant Walt Disney has laid off about 250 employees and replaced them with Indians holding H1-B visas, raising new questions on how outsourcing companies are using the temporary visas to bring immigrants into technology jobs in the US, according to a media report.

Jun 04, 2015, 17:58 PM IST

First group of Indian workers 'mistreated' by Sri Lankan company return home

New Delhi: The first batch of Indian workers, who were involved in a labour dispute with a Sri Lankan company, returned from the island nation on Tuesday.

Jan 06, 2015, 11:50 AM IST

55% employees face bullying at workplace: Survey

According to the survey by job portal CareerBuilder.In, about 55 per cent of Indian workers revealed that they have been bullied at work.

Nov 24, 2014, 15:47 PM IST

Ensure safe release of Indian workers arrested in Kuwait: Congress to govt

Congress leader Anand Sharma on Friday asked the Centre to take up the matter concerning the arrest of Indian workers in Kuwait with the government there, and said all those responsible for perpetrating atrocities should be brought to justice.

Aug 29, 2014, 14:34 PM IST