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Shocking! India's Rs 251 smartphone rings alarm bell on workers' conditions, campaigners say

Shocking! India's Rs 251 smartphone rings alarm bell on workers' conditions, campaigners say

Labour rights campaigners worry that push to churn out cheap handsets and tablets may lead to greater abuse of workers` rights in India, the world`s fastest-growing smartphone market.

Govt trying to reform 'archaic' labour laws: Labour Secretary

The government is in the process of reforming the labour laws that are "archaic" in nature and wants to ensure that the compliance of these laws becomes easier in the country, Labour Secretary Shankar Aggarwal said on Monday

Gujarat Labour Laws: Five provisions that make it controversial

Gujarat Labour Laws: Five provisions that make it controversial

A bill aimed at reforming labour laws in Gujarat has received Presidential approval.

Haryana Assembly to bring bill to amend labour laws: Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said that the state government would bring a Bill in the next Assembly session to amend the labour laws, while noting that labourers should be paid through cheques rather than cash to prevent embezzlement of money.

Saudi to grant 10-week paid maternity leave

New changes to Saudi Arabia`s labour laws coming into force next year include 10 weeks fully paid maternity leave for women, beginning a maximum of four weeks before the probable date of birth, the media reported on Thursday.

Assocham advises central trade unions to call off strike

The apex body Assocham estimated a hefty loss of about 25,000 crore due to the ongoing strike by the central trade unions.

Strike called by central trade unions had only marginal impact: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the day-long nationwide strike called by central trade unions only had a "marginal or inconsequential impact".

Labour Ministry says nationwide strike had minimal impact

As a day-long nationwide strike was observed on Wednesday by various trade unions, the government said the call did not have much impact even as it hinted at meeting the workers' "aspirations" on nine out of 12 demands.

Trade unions` strike hits normal life across India

The nationwide bandh called by 10 trade unions to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs has badly affected normal life across India.

Bharat Bandh: Strike affects clearing business at banks

Normal working at banks was affected on Wednesday due to a nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions, although the staff of SBI, IOB, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank stayed away from the agitation.

Normal life not affected by strike in Tamil Nadu

Normal life was not affected in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday due to the nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions and supported by several labour unions in different sectors.

Bharat Bandh: All that you need to know

Bharat Bandh: All that you need to know

The country will witness a nationwide strike on September 02 called by central trade unions (CTUs).

Reasons behind Sept 2 Bharat Bandh

Essential services are likely to be impacted tomorrow with 10 central trade unions going ahead with one-day nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws.

Changes in labour laws only with consensus: PM Modi

Addressing the 46th Indian Labour Conference, he said there is a thin line that separates the interest of workers and their unions and the same should be respected.

Government proposes major overhaul of labour laws

In the biggest overhaul of labour laws, the government proposes to loosen strict hire-and-fire rules, make it tougher for workers to form unions as well as raise by three times the severance package to protect employee interest, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has said.

Govt proposes to relax labour laws for contract workers hiring

To improve ease of doing business, government is proposing relaxed set of labour laws for hiring of contract workers with greater flexibility to companies and a proposal on this may soon be taken to the Cabinet.

Govt proposes to relax labour laws for contract workers hiring

To improve ease of doing business, government is proposing relaxed set of labour laws for hiring of contract workers with greater flexibility to companies and a proposal on this may soon be taken to the Cabinet.

PM Modi to launch India's biggest labour overhaul in decades

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing to launch India`s biggest overhaul of labour laws since independence in a bid to create millions of manufacturing jobs, at the risk of stirring up a political backlash that could block other critical reforms.

Govt invites unions to discuss their 10-point charter Friday

 Government has invited 11 central trade unions to discuss on Friday their 10-point agenda and issues relating certain amendments in labour laws, which were opposed by them earlier.