Labour Ministry

  • Labour Ministry appoints Tata Sons as knowledge partner August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Sons, the promoter of the major operating companies of the Tata group, on Friday said it has been appointed by the Ministry of Labour and Employment as knowledge partner for work in employability and entrepreneurship. The partnership was formalised in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
  • Proposal for Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension approved: Government July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS95) run by the retirement body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Parliament was informed on Monday. The decision of the government would immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners including 5 lakh widows getting less than Rs...
  • Germany bans managers from calling or emailing staff after work hours April 1, 2014

    Germany's labor ministry has banned managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in emergencies. The ministry says the measure is intended to prevent staff from suffering undue stress by being constantly on call. Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Friday that the ministry is following the lead of major...
  • Over 1.5 million workers change status before Saudi crackdown June 23, 2013

    Yiyadh: More than 1.5 million foreign workers in Saudi Arabia have changed their residence status since April ahead of a planned crackdown on illegally registered expatriates in the world's leading oil exporter, the labour ministry said on Saturday. Saudi Arabia is trying to reduce a black market in labour among the...
  • Delhi: Man hangs himself in Labour Ministry office January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Upset over his daughter's illness, a peon in the Labour Ministry on Tuesday committed suicide by hanging himself in the office, police said. The body of Kanhaiya Lal, 50, was found hanging from the ceiling in an office in Yojana Bhavan. The staff told police that Kanhaiya Lal came...
  • 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 leftwing 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...