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  • Lufthansa, pilots reach wage deal, strike called off Sep 06, 2022 08:05 PM IST

    Lufthansa, pilots reach wage deal, strike called off

    The agreement comes after a strike at Lufthansa last week forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights, further plaguing a summer of travel chaos.

  • E-commerce firms ramp up hiring of delivery workers for shopping season Aug 23, 2022 10:47 AM IST

    E-commerce firms ramp up hiring of delivery workers for shopping season

    The moves come amid a tightening job market, persistently high inflation, complicating the outlook for the industry which has long battled chronically high employee turnover.

  • India's female employment set to rise but may not be transformational Aug 16, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    India's female employment set to rise but may not be transformational

    India’s low level of female participation is due to two major structural factors: more young women staying in education and a historic failure to implement labour market reforms and develop a strong manufacturing base.

  • Inflation, labour shortages to delay recovery in business travel spending: Industry forecast Aug 16, 2022 06:24 AM IST

    Inflation, labour shortages to delay recovery in business travel spending: Industry forecast

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) said business travel spending rebounded by 5.5% to $697 billion in 2021 with North America leading the recovery, but remained well short of 2019 levels of $1.4 trillion.

  • Despite pandemic and lockdown, India's unemployment rate fell to 4.2% in 2020-21 Jun 14, 2022 07:12 PM IST

    Despite pandemic and lockdown, India's unemployment rate fell to 4.2% in 2020-21

    As per the government's Periodic Labour Force Survey, the unemployment rate dropped in the 12 months ending June 2021 even as the labor force participation rate increased.

  • Is the Amazon Labour Union a Sign of More Worker Power? Apr 21, 2022 10:14 AM IST

    Is the Amazon Labour Union a Sign of More Worker Power?

    The balance between employees and employers remains heavily tilted toward the latter.

  • India's urban unemployment falls, but stays above pre-second wave levels Mar 23, 2022 11:39 AM IST

    India's urban unemployment falls, but stays above pre-second wave levels

    While urban unemployment rate fell in the third quarter of 2021, the Labour Force Participation Rate rose marginally. In fact, fewer female were looking for jobs after the second wave, with their Labour Force Participation Rate falling to 19.9 percent from 20.1 percent in April-June 2021

  • India's urban unemployment rate jumped to 12.6% in April-June 2021 amid second wave Mar 14, 2022 03:46 PM IST

    India's urban unemployment rate jumped to 12.6% in April-June 2021 amid second wave

    The rise in urban unemployment in April-Jun 2021 was the first such increase in four quarters

  • National Employment policy may have sector-specific job targets: Sources Nov 30, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    National Employment policy may have sector-specific job targets: Sources

    The sector-wise strategy is aimed at improving the potential of job creation by drawing investments to employment-intensive sectors, policy interventions and attracting new industries by creating an enabling environment.

  • Ministries of Agriculture, Commerce, Skill Development may be part of NEP panel Nov 22, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    Ministries of Agriculture, Commerce, Skill Development may be part of NEP panel

    The committee will also include representatives of the labour ministry and other ministries and academia besides notable people from industry.

  • CII Summit | Bringing people who lost jobs back into formal sector remains big challenge: India Inc Nov 17, 2021 03:11 PM IST

    CII Summit | Bringing people who lost jobs back into formal sector remains big challenge: India Inc

    As demand regenerates after the pandemic, proper mapping of jobs, higher female labour force participation and a manufacturing push, would be crucial, industry leaders said at the CII Global Economic Policy Summit 2021. Without this, those who have been forced out of the formal sector due to Covid, would remain there.

  • Explained | What is the industrial park rating system and will it pull in FDI? Oct 06, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    Explained | What is the industrial park rating system and will it pull in FDI?

    IPRS is the latest offering from the government in the continuous exercise of rating and classifying India's huge but underutilized industrial infrastructure. In providing information to investors, the government feels more is better.

  • Parliamentary panel seeks expansion of rural jobs scheme, similar programme for urban areas Aug 04, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel seeks expansion of rural jobs scheme, similar programme for urban areas

    The parliamentary committee has also sought another round of income support for the poor and suggested that universal healthcare should be a legal obligation of the government.

  • Experts say database of unorganised workers will ensure benefits reach beneficiaries Jul 13, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    Experts say database of unorganised workers will ensure benefits reach beneficiaries

    A national database of unorganised workers will help them get access to welfare and relief schemes and help the government prepare for similar crises in the future

  • Number of international migrant workers rises to 169 million, says ILO Jul 01, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Number of international migrant workers rises to 169 million, says ILO

    There has also been a 2 percent increase in the share of youth migrant workers aged 15-24 since 2017.

  • Labour ministry notifies draft rules for compensation under Code on Social Security Jun 15, 2021 03:51 PM IST

    Labour ministry notifies draft rules for compensation under Code on Social Security

    The ministry has sought comments from the stakeholders on the proposed draft Rules within 45 days from the date of the notification, following which it will be notified and become effective.

  • Explained: Who fixes floor wages? Could the appointment of a new committee defer the rollout of the Wage Code? Jun 11, 2021 07:58 PM IST

    Explained: Who fixes floor wages? Could the appointment of a new committee defer the rollout of the Wage Code?

    The notification issued on the new panel is silent on the Code, making it a grey area. In other words, it should not affect its implementation, say experts, but opinion remains divided.

  • ESI coverage extended to casual, contractual workers of municipal bodies Jun 10, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    ESI coverage extended to casual, contractual workers of municipal bodies

    ESI Corporation has been directed by the Ministry of Labour & Employment to take up the matter with the States and UTs for issue of notification for coverage of casual and contractual workers in the municipal corporations and councils in their respective jurisdictions.

  • Labour hard to step up job-intensive exports Jun 04, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Labour hard to step up job-intensive exports

    Removal of bottlenecks, factor market reforms and free trade pacts are key to boosting outbound shipments of employment-generating products

  • 5 factors that led to a rise of corporate profit to GDP ratio to a 10-year high Jun 01, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    5 factors that led to a rise of corporate profit to GDP ratio to a 10-year high

    The share of corporate profit in India’s gross domestic product (GDP) hit a 10-year high of 2.69% in the last financial year.

  • Labour-starved Australia offers cash to 'work in paradise' May 20, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    Labour-starved Australia offers cash to 'work in paradise'

    Across Australia, long-reopened bars, shops and restaurants have struggled with vacancies usually filled by throngs of foreign backpackers who flock Down Under.

  • Demand for work by households, persons rises 102%, 98%, respectively, in April under MGNREGA May 06, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Demand for work by households, persons rises 102%, 98%, respectively, in April under MGNREGA

    Demand for work by households surges to 2.45 crore households and to persons by 3.52 crore. One labour expert said that a spike in demand under the scheme is a cautionary signal to the central and state governments that income support schemes must be devised.

  • The darkest hour is just before dawn. India will emerge stronger: TeamLease chief Manish Sabharwal Apr 21, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    The darkest hour is just before dawn. India will emerge stronger: TeamLease chief Manish Sabharwal

    Covid is not climate change; it is a passing shower that may see some recurrences. There have been huge reforms in labour, education and banking and these policy reforms will change the trajectory of India, says the Chairman of HR services firm TeamLease.

  • Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar to launch software applications for five All India surveys on job generation Feb 17, 2021 03:17 PM IST

    Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar to launch software applications for five All India surveys on job generation

    The surveys are significant since they use information technology to report employment generation.

  • Parliamentary panel on labour backs expansion of MGNREGS to migrant workers Feb 17, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel on labour backs expansion of MGNREGS to migrant workers

    The committee urged the Centre to put in place a credible database of unorganised workers, especially migrant labourers, to ensure seamless delivery of relief packages to them at the time of distress.

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