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Trade Union Protest

Govt Agencies Told To Ensure Round-The-Clock Power Supply Amid Strike

A joint forum of central trade unions has called for a nationwide strike on March 28 and 29 in protest against central government's policies affecting workers of various sectors.

27 March 2022

Delhi Shops Stay Open During Trade Bandh Fearing Losses

Although various market bodies said they support the cause for which the 'bandh' was called, they however, could not shut down their shops or outlets due to multiple reasons.


Trade Strike On Nov 26 to Support Next Week's Farmers' Agitation

Ten trade unions call a general strike against 'anti-people, anti-worker policies of BJP


Labourers die in bus accident in MP, 6th March 2022.(Representational Image)

3 Killed, 36 Injured After UP-Bound Bus Carrying Labourers Overturns In MP

The bus driver lost control over the wheels and as a result, the vehicle overturned, he said.

06 March 2022

Put Labour Codes On Hold, Start Fresh Discussions: Trade Unions To Government

The ministry intends to finalise the rules under labour codes by this month-end for implementation of these laws.


Markets, Transport Sector To Remain Open Tomorrow: Trade Unions

Traders and transporters are not participating in the 'Bharat Bandh' because they haven't been approached by farmers yet for support on the issue, a statement says.

07 December 2020

Agra Labourer Succumbs To Injuries After Being Thrashed By Employer

The accused, identified as Rajendra owns a tent house in Fatehabad Police Station area of Agra, allegedly thrashed his employee Jeetu on Saturday night

15 March 2021

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Three Key Labour Reform Bills Passed In Rajya Sabha Amid Opposition Boycott

The Rajya Sabha passed three key labour codes by voice vote, even as opposition parties continue to boycott the current session over the suspension of eight MPs.

23 September 2020

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16 May 2020
Barking Up The Wrong Tree: Scrapping Labour Laws to Combat Economic Slowdown In Corona Times

Barking Up The Wrong Tree: Scrapping Labour Laws to Combat Economic Slowdown In Corona Times

Labour law relaxations will lead to the creation of low-wage employment that will slow the process of economic revival in the coming months.


16 May 2020
Riding The Rails

Riding The Rails

Karnataka’s ability to send back migrant workers hinges upon an imperfect registration process


10 May 2020
COVIDED! Trade Unions Smell A Fish As Centre On Verge Of Tweaking Labour Laws

COVIDED! Trade Unions Smell A Fish As Centre On Verge Of Tweaking Labour Laws

By increasing working hours from eight to 12, states are violating international norms and the Centre may have other plans that may affect the labour class


08 May 2020
UP, MP Govts Make Changes To Labour Laws To Revive Industries

UP, MP Govts Make Changes To Labour Laws To Revive Industries

While the Yogi Adityanath-led government has approved an ordinance to exempt various industries in UP from different labour laws for three years, Madhya...


14 February 2020
'We Owe You Money, Not Respect': Hit By Shutdown, Kashmir Trade Bodies Allege Harassment By Banks

'We Owe You Money, Not Respect': Hit By Shutdown, Kashmir Trade Bodies Allege Harassment By Banks

'We...are aware of the fact that we have to repay the banks but all we want is that we pay with respect and honour,' the trade bodies said.


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09 January 2020
Mamata Banerjee Says Will Boycott Opposition Meeting Convened By Sonia Gandhi

Mamata Banerjee Says Will Boycott Opposition Meeting Convened By Sonia Gandhi

"I have decided to boycott the meeting convened by Sonia Gandhi on January 13 in New Delhi as I don't support the violence that the Left and Congress unleashed...


23 September 2019
Gold Financing Giant Loses Sheen As Strike At Muthoot’s Kerala Outlets Enters 2nd Month

Gold Financing Giant Loses Sheen As Strike At Muthoot’s Kerala Outlets Enters 2nd Month

Since August 20, the Muthoot Finance Employees’ Union has been on a state-wide strike alleging various 'anti-labour practices'.


15 March 2019
Universal Minimum Wage And Its Implementation

Universal Minimum Wage And Its Implementation

The distance from ground reality to optimistic wage proposals


10 January 2019
Bharat Bandh

Bharat Bandh

Central Trade Unions Tuesday began a two-day nationwide strike to protest against the Modi government's alleged anti-worker policies and unilateral labour...


24 November 2018
Meet Viji P, Who Fought For Saleswomen’s Right To Sit

Meet Viji P, Who Fought For Saleswomen’s Right To Sit

Viji has now been selected by the BBC as one among the 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.


17 September 2018
Fair Pay For Fair Play

Fair Pay For Fair Play

Law guarantees a right to minimum wage. But the rates are too low.


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04 September 2018
Modi Govt Causing 'Extreme Labour Exploitation, Harassment', Says RSS-Backed Trade Union

Modi Govt Causing 'Extreme Labour Exploitation, Harassment', Says RSS-Backed Trade Union

CK Saji Narayanan, chief of BMS, says they would stage protests in all the districts demanding among other things, scrapping of "fixed-term employment", which...


21 July 2018
The Numbers Hide The Story

The Numbers Hide The Story

Social security enrolment of workers is not a good measure of how many new jobs are created


01 May 2018
'Shocked' SC Hits Out At Govt For 'Exploiting' The Poor

'Shocked' SC Hits Out At Govt For 'Exploiting' The Poor

"Is this the attitude of the Government of India towards poor people," it asked the counsel appearing for the Centre while expressing anguish over the...


28 March 2018
Major Markets In Delhi Shut Today As Traders Protest Against Sealing Drive

Major Markets In Delhi Shut Today As Traders Protest Against Sealing Drive

Sadar Bazar, Lajpat Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh and Chawri Bazar were amongst the markets that were closed.



20 February 2018
Indian Labour Conference Postponed After RSS-Affiliated BMS Threatens To Boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Indian Labour Conference Postponed After RSS-Affiliated BMS Threatens To Boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi

“BMS decided to boycott ILC due to the centre’s anti-labour policies," RSS trade union President said.


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