Labour Laws

  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said on Wednesday. "It is imperative to use India's unique demographic moment wisely and unleash the second generation reforms," the Economic Survey for 2013-14 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi eyes first labour overhaul in decades to create jobs June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of India's archaic labour laws, part of a plan to revive the flagging economy, boost manufacturing and create millions of jobs. Successive governments have agreed labour reform is critical to absorb 200 million Indians reaching working age...
  • Kuwait, India discuss energy, investments and labour laws November 8, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Friday, held extensive talks with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on issues including cooperation in energy and investments as well as labour laws after which the two sides inked five pacts. The agreements, signed after the talks between the two leaders, who were...
  • Kerala government approves a package for Saudi returned workers November 6, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A rehabilitation package has been approved by the Kerala government for Non Resident Keralites (NRKS), returning home due to the Nitaqat Labour Law of Saudi Arabia. There is an increase in the number of people reaching the various airports in the state after the deadline ended on November 4....
  • Indians in Saudi Arabia asked to get final exit visa June 30, 2013

    Dubai: Ahead of the July 3 amnesty deadline, India has asked its nationals living in Saudi Arabia, who have received their Emergency Certificates (ECs), to get their final exit visa immediately from the Saudi authorities. The Indian embassy in Riyadh said that it has completed the process of issuing ECs to...
  • Kerala minister to visit Saudi, Kuwait to help Indians June 3, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Minister for Diaspora KC Joseph will visit Saudi Arabia and Kuwait this week to monitor arrangements for the smooth transfer of Keralites who have to leave these countries due to their new labour laws. An official at the minister's office told IANS that Joseph will be in Saudi Arabia...
  • Khurshid arrives in Saudi Arabia to discuss 'Nitaqat' law May 25, 2013

    Jeddah: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday arrived at Jeddah on an official visit during which he will hold talks with Saudi Arabia's leadership on a range of issues, including the controversial 'Nitaqat' law, energy security and counter-terrorism cooperation. Khurshid's visit is the first by an Indian External Affairs...
  • 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...
  • Indian Embassy gets 15k passports of workers stranded in Saudi May 14, 2013

    Dubai: Saudi Arabia has handed over about 15,000 passports of stranded Indian workers, surrendered by Saudi sponsors, to the Indian Embassy in Riyadh, in a bid to resolve cases of immigration law violations. "Most passports, surrendered by sponsors to the Saudi authorities, belong to stranded Indian workers, including those languishing...
  • India conveys concern to Saudi Arabia over Nitaqat law April 29, 2013

    Riyadh: India on Sunday conveyed its concerns to Saudi Arabia over possible job loss to a large number of Indians in the Kingdom due to its new labour law. A delegation led by Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi met Saudi Arabian Labour Minister Adel Fakieh to convey India's concern...
  • PM appeals to trade unions to call off strike February 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday appealed to protesting central Trade Unions to withdraw their proposed two-day strike from February 20 saying it would cause loss to economy besides inconvenience to people and offered talks. Protesting against Government's "inaction" on price rise and alleged violation of labour laws,...
  • Maids to order: The darker side of richer India December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Inside the crumbling housing estates of Shivaji Enclave, amid the boys playing cricket and housewives chatting from their balconies, winding staircases lead to places where lies a darker side to India's economic boom. Three months ago, police rescued Theresa Kerketa from one of these tiny two-roomed flats. For...
  • Maruti riot sounds alarm bells for auto industry August 6, 2012

    Manesar: Hiding in his office near New Delhi as workers armed with iron bars and car parts rampaged through the factory, Maruti Suzuki supervisor Raj Kumar spent two terrified hours trying to comprehend the warzone his workplace had become. By the end of the day, one of his colleagues had...
  • Govt working on streamlining labour laws: PM October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Voicing serious concern over cases of industrial unrest, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the Government is working on streamlining labour laws for welfare of workers and it would move ahead only in those areas where consensus for reform is built. He underlined that healthy worker-management relations were...
  • Valentine chocolates - the new blood diamonds? February 10, 2011

    Dallas/New York: Valentine chocolates may become the new blood diamonds. As chocolatiers plan for one of their biggest sales weeks of the year, human rights activists are stepping up efforts to make consumers think twice before purchasing the traditional box of chocolates for their sweethearts for Valentine's Day on Monday. One online...
  • Tuesday’s could be a dull day for Gurgaon malls March 6, 2008

    Gurgaon: The state government has asked for all shops to be shut every Tuesday. This they say is to ensure that labour laws are implemented. However, the question that is troubling shop owners is whether the malls will also be shut on Tuesdays. The Haryana government says that this is the...
  • Reality of child labour rescue ops June 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Two years ago the name of 11-year-old Taybul appeared on a list of child workers rescued by the Delhi government from a zari factory. Taybul was supposedly sent back to his home Kathihar in Bihar in was reunited with his parents. But the reality, as a CNN-IBN Special Investigation...
  • Other face of Anti-Child Labour law November 12, 2006

    Patna: The new Anti-Child Labour law may have come to the rescue of many underage working children in the country but as the media has been constantly reporting, the law has made survival more difficult for some others. For instance, 12-year-old Birendra Kumar is orphaned and already on his second...