Category - Labour Laws

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers on Base 1986-87=100 for July, 2011

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for July, 2011 increased by 6 and 7  points respectively   to stand at 604 (Six hundred and four) points for both the series. The rise/fall in index varied from State to State.  In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 2 to… Read More

EPF scheme may be extended to Companies with 10 employees

The government is considering a proposal to extend Employees Provident Fund Scheme to all companies with over 10 employees, the Parliament was informed today. "The proposal is under examination and consideration of the government," Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said in a written reply. At present the EPF Act has provisions that any factories… Read More

National Workshop on Role of Central Board of Workers Education organised in Delhi

Union Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge inaugurated a two day National Workshop on Role of Central Board of Workers Education in Awareness Generation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act MNREGA in New Delhi. Shri Mallikarjun Kharge said that rural population in general and rural working people in particular have to… Read More

Labour Minster assures transparency in the Management of EPFO Corpus

The 194th meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF, which was the eleventh regular meeting of the present Board, was convened last week. The Board deliberated upon a proposal for further extension of the selection process of the new fund managers for a period of two months effective from 01.07.2011. The Board also stipulated… Read More

Acute labour problem may encumber India’s goal to become global hub for small cars

Labour issues prevailing in India will surely hamper India's dream of becoming the global  hub for small cars because of the rising shortage of skilled workers and slow pace of expansion by auto component makers, according to market research firm JD Power. In its report 'India Automotive 2020: The Next Giant from Asia', JD Power said the country's ambition… Read More

Strike continued on 12th day at Manesar Plant of Maruti Suzuki India

The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India today said production at its Manesar plant continues to be completely affected as the ongoing workers strike entered its 12th day. " There is no production going on," a company spokesperson said. The company saw production hit by 10,200 units till yesterday, which translates into a loss of… Read More

Maruti strike enters 10th day – No production at Plant

The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar facility continues to be completely shut down, with a workers' strike at the plant entering its 10th day today. "The talks are going on, but the strike is still continuing. The production at the plant is stopped," a company spokesperson told PTI. In the morning, shares of… Read More

Labour Minister’s speech at ILO Conference on “A New Era of Social Justice”

Following is the text of the Speech of Union Minister for Labour & Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge at the International Labour Conference 100th Session, 2011 in Geneva today on Report of the Director General- A New Era of Social Justice: Mr. Chairperson, We welcome the Director Generals™ Report on a ˜New Era of Social Justice™… Read More

Equality at WORK: the Continuing Challenge

P. C. Chaturvedi Secretary of Labour & Employment Addresses the 100th Session of International Labour Conference on Report of ILO Director General-Equality at WORK: the Continuing Challenge Millions of people suffer from discrimination in the world of work which not only violates a basic human right but has wider social and economic consequences. Discrimination stifles… Read More

Haryana Govt. declares Maruti strike as illegal

Amid threats of the week-long strike at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant spreading to the Gurgaon-Manesar industrial belt, the Haryana Government today imposed a ban on the stir and referred the matter to the Labour Court. Undeterred by the step, a panel of workers of various firms in the region, who have been supporting colleagues at… Read More

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