September 18, 2015 2:45 am
Soon after taking office, the NDA government had begun reviewing the Independence-era Factories Act, 1948 and had introduced the Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 in Parliament in August last year.
July 08, 2015 1:25 am
However, 11 Central trade unions that have already opposed the proposed amendments have also announced a national strike on September 2.
July 07, 2015 3:00 am
Earlier, the Prime Minister’s Office too is understood to have written to state governments encouraging them to take forward labour law reforms.
June 23, 2015 3:06 am
The state has opened the doors for women labourers to work night shifts, and scrapped the mandatory clearance required for manufacturing units to make labourers work night shifts.
May 11, 2015 2:28 am
This was one of the key issues on which the Standing Committee on labour had sought a review of the Bill.
November 18, 2014 1:34 am
The Bill, which seeks to redefine the definition of a factory, was seen as one of the first concrete reform measures taken by the government.
September 23, 2014 1:22 am
Non-compliance with labour laws would entail fine instead of jail term, the cabinet proposed.
August 24, 2014 12:06 am
The proposed amendment will double the minimum number of workers in a factory to 20 for units with power and 40 for non-power units.
July 24, 2014 12:46 am
Uttar Pradesh had 6.59 crore people employed in FY10, mostly in the agriculture sector, as per Planning Commission data.
June 08, 2014 7:50 am
RAJE Govt: Clears amendments to Industrial Disputes Act, Contract Labour Act, Factories Act