Minimum Wage

  • Decide maintenance plea afresh: sessions court to trial court in Delhi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A sessions court has directed a trial court to decide afresh a maintenance case in which it had awarded Rs 1,600 per month to a woman in a domestic violence case, saying the order was passed on the basis of "presumption of the income" of the husband. Additional Sessions...
  • Social policy has become less important under UPA II: Aruna Roy May 31, 2013

    Aruna Roy - one of the most prominent and forceful voices within the NAC - has decided to opt out of Sonia's advisory council in its last crucial year. In NAC I, Roy played a critical role in framing and pushing through key legislations like the MNREGA and the RTI. These...
  • Government defers national policy for domestic workers May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday deferred a proposal on giving domestic workers the right over minimum wages, paid leave and regulated working hours under a national policy. The national policy for domestic workers, which would benefit over 6.4 million domestic workers, was slated to be taken up by the...
  • Jairam writes to PM, suggests amendments to the MNREGS act March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: In a fresh twist in the battle for minimum wages for workers under MNREGA, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has yet again written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh proposing a solution to the standoff between the UPA government and activists over the right of MNREGA workers to get...
  • Comment: On May Day, trade unions at crossroads May 1, 2012

    Even as trade unions the world over are celebrating May Day with rallies, holidays and discussions, questions are being asked about the role of labour outfits in the changed liberal and globalised scenario. "Trade unions everywhere are losing their revolutionary character and are seen degenerating into litigation committees, striking deals...
  • May Day: A celebration of global labour movements May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: International Labour Day (also known as May Day or International Workers' Day) celebrates the various labour and left-wing movements across the world. It is mostly observed by holding street marches and demonstrations by working class people and their labour unions. May 1 is a national holiday in more...