The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) on May 04, 2021 issued the draft Industrial Relations (Central) Recognition of Negotiating Union or Negotiating Council and Adjudication of Disputes of Trade Unions Rules, 2021 for inviting comments and suggestions.

A study of the World Bank Group indicated that “as of May 2015, 0.11% of Liberia’s entire general population had died due to Ebola, as compared with 8.07% of its health workers, defined in the study as doctors, nurses and midwives.

The KMS 2014 is financed by the special grant from the State Planning Board, Government of Kerala and Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India through its Research Unit on International Migration. This is an abridged version of the larger report prepared by the authors for the Kerala State Planning Board. We are also thankful to the anonymous referee for the constructive comments.

One year on, the Maruti workers continue to be punished for demanding their rights. (Editorial)

KEONJHAR: The government and mining companies were feared to face a loss of over Rs 250 crore on the first day of the nationwide bandh in the district as mineral transportation by rail and road came to a halt on Wednesday.

"There was no mining activity here today and the loss is tremendous," said deputy director of mines Ballav Ch Nayak. While no trains plied in the district, supporters and leaders of various trade unions blocked National Highway-215 (Rajamunda-Panikoili) and NH-6 (Mumbai-Kolkata) at different places, affecting transportation of minerals.

PANJIM: Labour unions in Goa have filed several cases against mining firms and allied industries for large scale suspension and layoff of workers since October 2012, salary cuts, which are against

PANJIM: Goa Mining People’s Front held a public meeting at Curchorem to impress upon the Government to end the mining crisis in the State.

Addressing the meeting All India Trade Union General Secretary Christopher Fonseca said a sudden ban on mining was uncalled for and as a result livelihoods of thousands were affected. He said if the Government fails to resolve the crisis, then the mining-dependent people would be forced to unleash a militant-type struggle to ensure that mining activity commences.

With faltering industrial demand, workers are in a difficult situation with little room to manoeuvre. (Editorial)

Unless the problems of exploitation and oppression of workers are addressed, labour unrest will continue to spread. (Editorial)

The events of 18 July in the Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki which ended with the murder of a company manager were not a sudden confl agration. Anger at the plant had been building up for months over the management's refusal to recognise an elected union; workers were increasingly frustrated over their inability to exercise their constitutional rights and the demand of equal pay for equal work was falling on deaf ears.