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U-turn: No welfare board, but a scheme for sugarcane farmers for now, says Maharashtra Labour Department

A sub-committee set up by the legislative assembly had suggested to make the sugar factories as the principal employer and cane labourers as part of the factories.

11 bonded child labours rescued in Ludhiana, no FIR registered

A team of Labour Department and NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan rescued 11 child laborers aged 8 to 14 years on Wednesday from Guru Vihar in Ludhiana. Children were working as bonded laborers and were not getting minimum wages. They were being paid Rs 50-100 per week by Surindra Export – in Guru Vihar on Rahon […]


Safety, the unknown in Chhattisgarh industries

In the dank and dark underground coal mines of north Chhattisgarh, over 60 metres below the surface, a notice on the walls asks miners to lie down in the event of a blast.

Jobs report spawns conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theorists came out in full force after the government reported a sudden drop in the US unemployment rate one month before Election Day

Policy draft on ‘compassionate job’ ready,to be tabled in Cabinet soon

Following the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court,the West Bengal government has drafted a comprehensive policy on granting jobs on compassionate ground.

Kerala to give Onam kits to Northeast workers

To reassure workers from the Northeast and north India,the Kerala government decided to distribute Onam festival kits to them.


Out to rescue child workers,officials ‘save’ employer son

Labour department officials had reportedly picked up a wrong child during a raid on three jardoshi units in Katargam area of Surat on Wednesday evening.

May Day gift for workers: Employment exchange

United Cycles Parts and Manufacturers Association also plans to help labourers receive training and skill upgradation.

MC may levy 1% cess in villages

The Municipal Corporation is contemplating imposing a 1 per cent cess on the construction of residential buildings in villages under its purview.

They can work,but employer must ensure safety: Admn

A day after the Gurgaon administration asked malls,shops and pubs to seek permission from the Labour department if they wanted women employees to stay at work after 8 pm,officials on Wednesday clarified they had not asked women to stop working at night.