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Trade unions want budget 2017-18 to create more jobs and employment

The Union Budget for fiscal 2017-18 should create more jobs and employment opportunities, trade unions said in a representation to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Trade unions planning strike to disrupt Australian airports

Australian trade unions are planning for a nationwide strike on Friday which could cause airport delays for those flying abroad.

Nationwide trade union strike disrupts transport, banking ops; Kerala most hit

Nationwide trade union strike disrupts transport, banking ops; Kerala most hit

Public transport services were disrupted and banking and insurance operations deranged as more than a million employees across the country struck work against "anti-labour" policies, bringing life to a standstill in parts of some states like Kerala.

Bharat Bandh: Trade unions strike to cost up to Rs 18,000 crore to economy

Bharat Bandh: Trade unions strike to cost up to Rs 18,000 crore to economy

The all-India strike by central trade unions affecting trade, transport, key manufacturing facilities and banking services may cause an estimated loss of Rs 16,000-18,000 crore to the country's economy, an industry body said Friday.

 

Bharat Bandh LIVE: Yechury attacks PM over Reliance Jio 4G ads; CPI (M) says Kejriwal competing with Modi

The nationwide day-long strike on Friday by Left-affiliated trade unions against the BJP-led central government's "anti-labour" policies affected normal life in several states.

Bharat Bandh: Strike by trade unions evokes mixed response; banking, transport and coal mining most hit

Bharat Bandh: Strike by trade unions evokes mixed response; banking, transport and coal mining most hit

Normal life in various parts of the country was partly affected on Friday by the one-day nationwide strike by trade unions with banking, transport and coal mining being among the most impacted, while hundreds of workers were detained in Haryana, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Bharat Bandh: What will be closed and what will be open!

Bharat Bandh: What will be closed and what will be open!

The nation will come to a standstill on Friday when 10 trade unions will call for a nationwide bandh.

Bharat Bandh: Strike by 10 trade unions to hit essential services today

Bharat Bandh: Strike by 10 trade unions to hit essential services today

Trade union leaders claimed that the strike would be even bigger than the one last year on September 2 and expected the number of striking workers to swell to as much as 18 crore.

Bharat Bandh on Sept 2: Strike by 10 trade unions to hit banking, transport, telecom

Bharat Bandh on Sept 2: Strike by 10 trade unions to hit banking, transport, telecom

Essential services such as banking, public transport and telecom may be hit Friday as 10 central trade unions (CTUs) will go on one-day nationwide strike against government's "indifference" towards their demands and effecting "anti-worker" changes in labour laws.

Sept 2 nationwide strike to be bigger than last year's: Unions

Sept 2 nationwide strike to be bigger than last year's: Unions

As many as 10 central trade unions will go ahead with the general strike on Friday saying the government gave no heed to their 12-point charter of demands and is continuing with unilateral labour reforms.

Minimum wage hike for unskilled labourers 'historic': FM Jaitley

Minimum wage hike for unskilled labourers 'historic': FM Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the "historic hike" in minimum wages to Rs 350/day is a step forward in transforming India and labour reforms.

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.