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.

TN Labour Minister sacked from cabinet, two key party posts

Continuing with her shake-ups in the government and the party ranks post-Lok Sabha elections, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sacked Labour Minister K P Munusamy from the cabinet and from the party`s two key posts.

Congress leaders resent Kerala minister`s meeting with Narendra Modi

Labour Minister and RSP(B) leader Shibu Baby John has run into trouble over his recent meeting with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, with leaders of Congress and its UDF allies taking exception.

Trade Unions firm on strike, to hold talks with govt

Central trade unions remained firm on their call for two-day strike despite appeal from Prime Minister even as they were set to meet senior Union Ministers on assurance of looking into demands.

AITUC rejects PM`s appeal to call off stir

AITUC General Secretary Gurudas Dasgupta rejected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s appeal to call off 2-day nationwide strike of trade unions from Feb 20 saying govt would have to settle demands.

PM appeals to Trade Unions to call off strike, offers talks

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed to protesting central Trade Unions to withdraw their 2-day strike from Feb 20 saying it would cause loss to economy, inconvenience to people and offered talks.

Law for same work, same pay for workers on the anvil

Government plans to enact a law to deal with issues related to proper implementation of same work, same pay for workers, especially those on contract or belonging to unorganised sector, Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said.

Cut in EPF rate, a demand of time: Labour Minister

Dismissing suggestions that the UPA Govt is "anti-worker", Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said the decision to reduce the interest rate on PF.

Chinese workers working on employment visa: Labour minister

Jharkhand Labour Minister
Chandraprakash Choudhary said the workforce from China
engaged by a private industry in Bokaro district were working
on employment Visa.

French minister denies wrongdoing in police L`Oreal grilling

France`s embattled Labour Minister Eric Woerth has denied all wrongdoing.

`Centre mulling single comprehensive Labour Act`

To streamline labour laws, the
Centre is mulling a single comprehensive Labour Act by
incorporating common provisions of 44 Central statues and 93
state Acts, the MoS for Labour said.

Govt solving migrant labourer problem: Labour Minister

Government on Wednesday claimed that the
problem of migrant labourers is being solved gradually through
several Bharat Nirman schemes and rural job guarantee
programme, NREGA.

Labour Minister asks states to help eliminate child labour

Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has stressed on the need to eliminate child labour, a social evil still widely prevalent in the country.