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 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.

Trade unions to hold protest over amendments made to labour laws

 Major national level trade unions like AITUC, INTUC, CITUC, IFTU, TUCC and HMS on Friday jointly announced here that they would oppose amendments made to the labour laws by the Centre and organise protests from April 20 to May 20 across the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Trade unions hold protest in Faridabad

Several trade unions today held a protest here against the government's plan to amend the existing labour laws alleging that it would lead to the infringement of rights of workers.

Parliament nod to bill to amend labour law

A bill which seeks to streamline labour laws by exempting large number of small establishments from furnishing returns and maintaining registers was on Friday approved by Parliament, amid government's assurance that interests of unorganised workers would be protected.

Govt for relook at Land Acquisition Act, labour laws

 The government on Wednesday said it is looking at changing some "illogical provisions" of the land acquisition law and is open to rationalising labour laws to spur economic growth.

PM Narendra Modi announces labour reforms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced the much-awaited labour reforms in a bid to curb inspector raj and allow conducive business environment in the country.

'Make in India' launch: Trust in govt is must to boost investment, says PM Modi

Seeking to make the country a global manufacturing hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the ambitious 'Make in India' campaign in the presence of global and domestic CEOs.

Important for us to succeed in 'Make in India' for global competitiveness: Mukesh Ambani

It is important for us to succeed in 'Make in India' for global competitiveness, said Mukesh Ambani.

Consult stakeholders before amending labour laws: RS members

Concern over absence of proper labour laws was voiced in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with members seeking consultation with stakeholders before amending existing rules.

Cabinet approves proposal to amend labour laws: Minister

Union Cabinet has approved proposals to amend three labour laws including the Factories Act to make them more compatible and beneficial for labourers.

Bolivia legalizes child labor for kids from age 10

Bolivia has passed a law authorizing children to work from age 10, saying the rule is necessary due to realities in the impoverished country where kids join the labor market prematurely.

Singapore warns maid agencies against `undignified` ads

Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against "undignified" advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities.

CPI(M) warns Centre against amendment in Labour laws

CPI(M) today warned the Central government against any amendment in Labour laws as they were an outcome of struggle and not from any favour.

Japan plans to raise limit on weekly working hours

The Japanese government is planning to amend labour laws to allow the limit of 40 working hours per week to be exceeded in certain professions without overtime pay.

Steps being taken for implementation of labour laws: J&K Minister

Enhancement in provident fund interest will go a long way in improving the economic conditions of labour forces across Jammu and Kashmir, state labour minister Ajay Kumar Sadhotra said today.

CITU workers hold protest rally in support of their demands

CITU workers on Wednesday held a protest rally in Jammu against alleged neglect of their demands by the Centre.