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Labour laws


Fire at SVS Aqua Technologies: Fact-finding team finds major loopholes in functioning of factory, says it was working without licence till 2020

July 08, 2021 9:47 am

Report asks for complete overhaul in inspection process, fast-tracked trial.

With farmers set to get busy with harvesting, trade unions to step in to sustain Delhi morcha

April 03, 2021 11:54 pm

PAU Employees Association, PAU Teachers Association , Student Unions, Ahrtiya Federation, Factory Workers Unions and other trade union representatives also took part in this meeting.

Opposition must think harder about political economy of protest to counter new political economy of reform

October 23, 2020 11:05 am

Despite economic headwinds, it has not been easy to use the economy as a point with which to attack the Modi government. It has still positioned itself as a breaker of the status quo.

New labour laws: Maharashtra govt to consult unions, trade outfits on implementation

October 08, 2020 3:33 am

The Cabinet was informed that while President Ram Nath Kovind had given his assent to the four labour codes, the Centre was yet to fix a date for its implementation, following which it was decided to hold consultations with unions.

Labour, farm Bills signal the end of inspector raj, freedom for farmers

October 03, 2020 9:08 am

In a matter of just a few weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has achieved what five prime ministers before him could not attempt in over 25 years for multiple reasons — from lack to conviction to fear of political blowback.

There is much in the labour codes that needs to be discussed and debated

October 03, 2020 9:21 am

Government’s response to migrants’ plight, economic crisis, has been to unilaterally bring changes in labour laws. But industrial prosperity cannot be built on a race to the bottom for workers.

What labour needs

September 22, 2020 11:44 pm

Especially at a time of acute economic distress, concerns of workers must be placed at centre of labour law changes.

8-hour work days, and how we got there

May 24, 2020 10:08 am

Over 150 years later, amid a pandemic and an economic crisis that has rendered several jobless, as state governments such as Gujarat, UP, Madhya Pradesh and others bring in ‘labour reforms’ that, in some cases, have suspended almost all existing labour laws, the historical background of some of these laws provide a useful context.

COVID-19 Effect: Employer bodies seek longer working hours, easing of some provisions for 2-3 years

May 09, 2020 1:48 am

The suggestion to suspend labour laws follows the Uttar Pradesh government’s move to bring an ordinance this week to suspend all labour laws, barring some provisions for the next three years, to give relief to the industry hit by the ongoing lockdown.

Do not tweak labour laws for global firms wanting to move out of China: RSS affiliate

May 06, 2020 7:49 pm

Trade unions cutting across party lines Wednesday asked the Ministry of Labour to restrain the states from changing labour laws to facilitate the movement of multinational firms from China to India.