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Govt raises minimum wage, announces bonus to avert September 2 strike

Govt raises minimum wage, announces bonus to avert September 2 strike

The government has agreed to hike the minimum wage at Rs 350 a day for non-agricultural workers against Rs 246 now.

Mamata urges people to oppose strike, government warns absentees of action

Hours after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged people to oppose the general strike called by the central trade unions on September 2, the West Bengal government on Monday came out with a memorandum asking all employees to report for duty on Friday, and threatened to slap showcause notices on those who remain absent a day prior to the strike, the strike day itself, and the next working day.

Labour Unions adamant on Sept 2 strike; Datatterya, Goyal hold meeting

Senior Union ministers on Saturday held extensive talks after trade unions said no to the government's request to call off their proposed nationwide general strike on September 2.

Trade unions against increasing EPFO investment in ETFs

Trade unions against increasing EPFO investment in ETFs

Central trade unions including RSS affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) are up in arms against a proposal to raise proportion of EPFO's investment in Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs) this fiscal.

Government to act on trade unions' demands soon, says Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh

RSS-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh today said the government has promised that it will implement soon the 'written assurance' given to central trade unions over their 12-point charter of demand

Central trade unions to give strike call for Sept 2

Central trade unions will Tuesday announce one-day nationwide strike on September 2 to protest against government's unilateral labour reforms and "anti-workers" policies.

PF deposits: Unions to press for 9% interest for FY16

PF deposits: Unions to press for 9% interest for FY16

The unions have decided to oppose any proposal to retain the existing rate of 8.75 percent for the current fiscal along with a uniform bonus of Rs 200 to all subscribers at meeting of the EPFO's trustees on February 16.

Higher bonus for workers becomes a reality

Higher bonus for workers becomes a reality

The government has notified the Payment of Bonus Act on January 1, a move which will benefit crores of workers whose wages are below Rs 21,000 per month.

7th Pay Commission suggestions to be demand booster; but lag on fiscal path: Ind-Ra

The Seventh Pay Commission award will be a demand booster to the economy, but it may pose a serious challenge to the government's fiscal consolidation path, ratings firm Ind-Ra said has said.

7th Pay Commission report: Reactions from rating agencies and brokerages

Here are the reactions from various rating agencies and brokerages on 7th Pay Commission report.

7th Pay Commission report: Reactions from trade unions

7th Pay Commission report: Reactions from trade unions

Here are the reactions from various trade unions on 7th Pay Commission report.

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.

DNA: Bharat Bandh hits normal life; Bengal, Kerala among most affected

A day-long nationwide strike today impacted normal life in various parts of the country with coal production, banking operations and transport services being hit the most, while violent clashes erupted in West Bengal resulting in arrest of over 1,000 persons.

Strike had only a marginal impact: FM 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".

'One-day strike cost Rs 25,000 crore to economy'

As a nationwide strike of trade unions hit banking and other services Wednesday, business chambers today pegged the loss to the economy at a staggering Rs 25,000 crore and said such "disruptive" actions can hit India's image as an attractive business destination.

Strike hits normal life in West Bengal, 200 arrested

A day-long nationwide strike hit the normal life in West Bengal on Wednesday with impact on banking and transport services, while nearly 200 persons were arrested from different parts of the state and clashes occurred at some places between the Left and Trinamool workers.

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.

Trade unions' strike hits Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) The day-long nation-wide strike called by central trade unions affected normal life in many parts of Odisha on Wednesday as transport services came to a grinding halt.

Nation-wide strike unprecedented: Gurudas Dasgupta

 The response to the country-wide strike on Wednesday called by trade unions demanding better wages has been "unprecedented" and "outstanding", said All India Trade Union Congress general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta.

Ten unions on strike: 7 things about Bharat Bandh

Here is a snapshot about what you need to know about today’s Bharat Bandh.