India pitches for greater mobility of skilled labour at G20

India on Friday favoured greater mobility of skilled labour besides increased movement of goods and capital arguing that it would help the developed nations which are faced with the problem of ageing population.

Respect for labour should be national trait: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said respect for dignity of labour should be our national trait.

Maharashtra govt to register workers in unorganised sector

Maharashtra Labour Minister Prakash Mehta on Tuesday said the state government will undertake a campaign from August 9 to register workers in the unorganised sector and is considering a proposal to include farm labourers as well.

Kerala planning legislation to address migrant labourers issue

 The Kerala government on Wednesday said it is mulling a new legislation to address the issue of migrant labourers in the wake of their huge influx to the state in search of unskilled jobs.

British government moves to restrict strikes, outrages unions

Britain`s Conservative government announced on Wednesday it would seek to pass a law restricting the conditions under which workers can stage strikes in a move that outraged the country`s unions.

Spanish workers to get raise after 3 years of frozen wages

Spanish unions and employer organisations signed an agreement Monday to raise salaries after having kept wages frozen for the past three years, another sign of the rebound in Spain`s economy.

Brazil gives more rights to domestic workers

President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday approved legal changes giving more workplace rights to Brazil`s estimated 6.5 million-strong army of maids and other domestic helpers.

Ban all forms of labour employing children below 14 years: Kailash Satyarthi
Ban all forms of labour employing children below 14 years: Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday demanded a complete ban on all forms of labour involving children below 14 years, against the backdrop of Union Cabinet's nod to amend child labour law to allow them to work in family enterprise.

1,859 child labourers rescued in Erode district

A total of 1,859 child labourers were rescued in the district last year, a senior official has said.

Labour of love revives Ray's 'The Apu Trilogy'

 Working frame by frame for over a thousand hours in a labour of love spread over seven long years, top notch technicians have restored Indian master filmmaker Satyajit Ray's masterpiece "The Apu Trilogy".

UK's Conservatives, Labour level in Ashcroft poll as voting starts

 Britain`s ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour were tied on 33 percent in the final national opinion poll from Lord Ashcroft on Thursday as voting was under way.

Qatar hopes to end 'kafala' system in 2015: Minister

Qatar`s labour minister said Monday he hopes the country`s controversial "kafala" system, which critics have likened to modern-day slavery, will be abolished before the end of this year.

British PM in `career-defining` election slip

Politicians are often accused of pursuing their own interests and British Prime Minister David Cameron did little to dispel the impression Friday when he called next week`s general election "career-defining".

'Roaring labour costs in China may push investors to India'

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a maiden official visit to Europe which aimed at wooing foreign investments, China's official media Thursday said "roaring labour costs" in stricter environmental regulations in the country may push investors to eye India.

Labour panel pitches for enhancing old age pension

Besides, some Members of Parliament on the panel suggested that stringent provisions be made to ensure that workers get their minimum wages as per the law.

Polls hold clues on Britain`s election results

 With one month to go until Britain`s general election, experts are poring over opinion polls for clues about what will happen in the closest race in decades.

Hand kissing and hung Parliaments: How British elections work

  • London: Britain holds a general election on May 7 in which Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservatives, senior partners in a coalition government since 2010, will seek enough support to govern alone.


Uncertainty the only certainty a month before UK election

In one month, Britain votes in a general election likely to put the nail in the coffin of two party politics and herald an uncertain future of coalitions, alliances and horse-trading.

Govt looking at archaic labour laws, easy credit to boost manufacturing
Govt looking at archaic labour laws, easy credit to boost manufacturing

'Make in India' is an ambitious programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which aims at attracting domestic and foreign investments and boost manufacturing sector growth.

Britain braces for election that could herald EU exit

Britain is revving up for one of the tightest and most unpredictable elections in memory, as Prime Minister David Cameron fights to retain power and call a referendum on European Union membership.