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  • Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances Jul 08, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances

    Depending on when the expats are asked to leave the country, Kerala’s remittances economy could see a shrinkage of up to $4 billion — about 25 percent of its total inward remittances

  • Focus on MSMEs to boost manufacturing in India Jun 10, 2020 10:03 AM IST

    Focus on MSMEs to boost manufacturing in India

    With huge reverse migration, the support structures and relevant programmes may be specifically designed so that the rural landscape generates hundreds of micro and small enterprises

  • Unemployment fell in July 2018-June 2019, but not for all social groups Jun 08, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Unemployment fell in July 2018-June 2019, but not for all social groups

  • Average all-India salaries were lower in April-June 2019 from a year ago Jun 08, 2020 09:52 AM IST

    Average all-India salaries were lower in April-June 2019 from a year ago

    As many as 69.5 percent of salaried workers in non-agricultural enterprises have no written contracts; 53.8 percent have no paid leave

  • Unemployment at 5.8% for FY19, troubling but still lower than 45-year high in FY18 Jun 05, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    Unemployment at 5.8% for FY19, troubling but still lower than 45-year high in FY18

    Labour force participation rate for working age population (15 years and above) rose slightly to 50.2 percent in FY19, from 49.8 percent in FY18

  • Urban Spaces | Migrant workers remain invisible in India and China May 21, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    Urban Spaces | Migrant workers remain invisible in India and China

    While political systems, level of State capacity and trajectory of development may vary, cities in China and India have retained many common threads of socio-spatial exclusion of migrant workers

  • Trade unions file complaint against Indian governments’ anti-labour practices at ILO: Report May 20, 2020 09:17 AM IST

    Trade unions file complaint against Indian governments’ anti-labour practices at ILO: Report

    If the International Labour Organisation acts on the complaint, it may negatively impact India’s trade with other countries that have adopted the conventions.

  • Refrain from pay cuts, layoffs or face strict action: Labour commission in notice to KPIT Technologies May 15, 2020 11:16 AM IST

    Refrain from pay cuts, layoffs or face strict action: Labour commission in notice to KPIT Technologies

    This is not the first time the Labour Department has issued notice as Tech Mahindra received one for suspending shift allowance of employees

  • Coronavirus lockdown | IT industry pushes to recast labour, tax rules for work-from-home model: Report May 12, 2020 10:02 AM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | IT industry pushes to recast labour, tax rules for work-from-home model: Report

    Besides new provisions for WFH, the industry also requested that concession given till July be made permanent

  • Coronavirus | Construction sector facing daily loss of Rs 30,000 crore; investments in projects to fall 13-30%: KPMG May 08, 2020 09:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus | Construction sector facing daily loss of Rs 30,000 crore; investments in projects to fall 13-30%: KPMG

    Labour costs for skilled workers may rise by 20-25 percent while projects under development may be delayed by two to three months, a KPMG analysis reveals

  • Madhya Pradesh updates labour laws: All you need to know about what has changed May 08, 2020 01:08 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh updates labour laws: All you need to know about what has changed

    The concessions will be in place for the next 1,000 days to help industries “get back on their feet”

  • Coronavirus pandemic | MP amends labour laws to give more flexibility to companies: Report May 07, 2020 01:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | MP amends labour laws to give more flexibility to companies: Report

    It also exempted firms from inspections by the labour department and maintenance of registers while allowing flexibility in extending the shift hours

  • Samsung heir Lee apologises over succession, labour controversy May 06, 2020 01:18 PM IST

    Samsung heir Lee apologises over succession, labour controversy

    The 51-year-old Lee expressed regret for the group's failure to strictly abide by the law and ethics, in his first news conference in five years.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Europe’s strong labour laws aren’t a guarantee for lower-wage workers Apr 30, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Europe’s strong labour laws aren’t a guarantee for lower-wage workers

    Cost-cutting in Europe is falling hardest on people at the low end of the pay scale, despite strong unions and strict labour laws

  • COVID-19 | Is India doing enough for its workers? Apr 15, 2020 12:50 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Is India doing enough for its workers?

    Along with efforts to create a national-level database of workers in the unorganised sector, their economic and social well being in the near future must be protected

  • Centre to bring ordinance allowing states to permit 12-hour shifts: Report Apr 14, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    Centre to bring ordinance allowing states to permit 12-hour shifts: Report

    The Centre will soon bring an ordinance to give state governments the flexibility to increase the work hours of employees across establishments to 12 hours per day from eight hours, a move aimed at addressing the issue of labour shortage.

  • Coronavirus lockdown | Auto firms face delayed launches, labour shortage, productivity losses: NRI Consulting Apr 12, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | Auto firms face delayed launches, labour shortage, productivity losses: NRI Consulting

    Irrespective of the scenario that will prevail eventually, the automotive industry should be prepared for the new normal that will emerge after the crisis

  • EPFO cites coronavirus lockdown as reason for delay in claims process Apr 07, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    EPFO cites coronavirus lockdown as reason for delay in claims process

    The body on April 6 uploaded a tweet with requirements for the claims to go through

  • COVID-19 | Labour, lockdown and the State’s predicament Apr 03, 2020 03:21 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Labour, lockdown and the State’s predicament

    The images of migrants on roads across India should perhaps help us re-evaluate the often romanticised images of the massive movement of workers annually in China

  • COVID-19 Pandemic | Understanding regional disparity is a key to fight the virus Mar 27, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    COVID-19 Pandemic | Understanding regional disparity is a key to fight the virus

    There is a threat that the pandemic can reinforce the regional inequalities with possibilities of scarring society forever, if not handled in a just manner.

  • Mexico objects to labour enforcement provision in North American trade deal Dec 15, 2019 10:00 AM IST

    Mexico objects to labour enforcement provision in North American trade deal

    How labour disputes are handled in the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal was one of the last sticking points in the negotiations between the three countries to overhaul the agreement.

  • What would a UK Conservative majority government do? Dec 13, 2019 09:40 AM IST

    What would a UK Conservative majority government do?

    Johnson has promised to bring back to parliament before Christmas the legislation required to ratify his exit deal with Brussels and ensure it is passed by the end of January.

  • Jeremy Corbyn says will not lead Labour into future UK election Dec 13, 2019 09:10 AM IST

    Jeremy Corbyn says will not lead Labour into future UK election

    "This is obviously a very disappointing night for the Labour Party with the result that we've got," Corbyn said after winning his north London electoral seat.

  • Why is India’s labour force participation rate so low? Nov 29, 2019 08:45 AM IST

    Why is India’s labour force participation rate so low?

    If India had the same female labour participation rates as most other countries, the unemployment rate would be far higher

  • Higher take home? Labour Ministry’s proposal is myopic Aug 29, 2019 01:13 PM IST

    Higher take home? Labour Ministry’s proposal is myopic

    Increasing take home salary by lowering employees’ mandatory contribution to PF is like enjoying today and leaving little for the rainy days

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