Labourers

  • Samsung to probe child labour charges in China 10-07-2014 02:00 PM

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Company said on Thursday that it was "urgently" investigating allegations that one of its suppliers in China employed children and underage students. China Labor Watch (CLW) said the supplier, Shinyang Electronics, was believed to have hired at least five workers under the age of 16. The New...
  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs 09-07-2014 04:21 PM

    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...
  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers 09-07-2014 10:21 AM

    Madhya Pradesh government has decided to increase the retirement age of labourers and other employees working in private sector to 60 years from current 58 years. "The state government has issued a gazette notification regarding this decision which will benefit over 15 lakh employees working in the private sector," state...
  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers 09-07-2014 12:26 AM

    Madhya Pradesh government has decided to increase the retirement age of labourers and other employees working in private sector to 60 years from current 58 years. "The state government has issued a gazette notification regarding this decision which will benefit over 15 lakh employees working in the private sector," state...
  • Proposal for Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension approved: Government 07-07-2014 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: Government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) 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...
  • PM Narendra Modi eyes first labour overhaul in decades to create jobs 30-06-2014 10:36 AM

    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...
  • Six tea garden labourers die in Jalpaiguri district 28-06-2014 07:26 PM

    Jalpaiguri: At least six tea labourers have died from malnutrition in the last six days at a tea garden in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district. The labourers belonging to the closed Raibur tea garden under Rajganj block of the district died from malnutrition in the last six days, SDO Jalpaiguri Seema...
  • Gaining teacher training, 35 women plan to uplift their communities 24-06-2014 01:38 PM

    How do you help your backward community living in remote, virtually inaccessible villages to progress if most of them are uneducated? Simple, finish your own studies, train as teachers and then use your knowledge to spread the cause in your home - as these nearly three dozen women are doing....
  • Two road construction labourers electrocuted, five others injured 23-06-2014 05:37 PM

    Two labourers, including a minor, were electrocuted to death and five others critically injured while working at a road construction site in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, police said on Monday. The mishap took place on Sunday evening in the Pachpedi village panchayat in Masturi region where the construction of cement concrete...
  • Iraq crisis: Rajasthan labourer stranded, no contact since 5 days 20-06-2014 04:05 PM

    A man from Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan is stranded in war-torn Iraq and has not contacted his family for the last five days, his family claimed. Umesh Kumar, who works as a labourer in Iraq since December 2013, last contacted his family five days ago and told them that his...
  • West Bengal: Jute mill CEO beaten to death by workers, 6 arrested 16-06-2014 01:46 PM

    Kolkata: Six people have been arrested for the murder of a CEO of a jute mill in West Bengal. The CEO was allegedly beaten to death by mill workers over a labour dispute in Hooghly. Angry workers had pelted stones and beaten the CEO with iron rods. West Bengal Chief...
  • Jharkhand government determined to free state from child labour in five years 13-06-2014 09:01 AM

    Jharkhand government said the state would be free from child labour within five years and all government employees would be instructed not to engage child labour. Jharkhand Rural Development, Labour, Employment, Training and Panchayati Raj Minister KN Tripathi said announced this at the meeting organised by the State Commission for...
  • 34 Bihar children rescued from a bangle factory in Jaipur; 3 arrested 11-06-2014 05:45 PM

    As many as 34 children, engaged in making bangles, were rescued by the city police in Jaipur on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, a police team conducted searches in some houses in Bhatta Basti area and rescued the children who were aged between 10 and 15, a police officer said....
  • Surat: Pillar of an under construction flyover collapses, 2 dead 10-06-2014 10:43 AM

    Surat: Two people have died after the pillar of an under construction flyover as collapsed in Parle in Surat. Five labourers have been injured in the mishap. Rescue operations are on as some people are still trapped under the rubble. Further details are awaited. ...
  • 2,000 contractual labourers court arrest, demand 'equal work for equal pay' 07-06-2014 12:22 AM

    Over 2,000 contractual labourers of aluminium manufacturer Vedanta Balco courted arrest on Friday to press their demands including Employees' Provident Fund and equal work for equal pay in Chhattisgarh's Korba district. A large number of Vedanta Balco labourers gathered at Ambedkar Stadium to court mass arrest, after which more than...
  • Two labourers killed as earth caves in 04-06-2014 03:34 PM

    Two persons were killed when a big chunk of earth caved in while they were working in a crusher at Malpahadi in Pakur district, police said on Wednesday. Two labourers died when a big chunk of earth caved in while they were working at a mining site on Tuesday, sub-divisional...
  • UP government orders suspension of Labour Enforcement Officer of Badaun district 01-06-2014 11:07 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday night ordered the suspension of Labour Enforcement Officer of Badaun district on the charges of dereliction of duty. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has suspended Labour Enforcement Officer, Badaun, R P Yadav, with immediate effect and a departmental enquiry has been initiated against him, a...
  • Girl's brilliance with spade and pen alike 31-05-2014 03:49 PM

    Lauding Julia Minz for cracking into top 10 in the Class XII examination notwithstanding supplementing her family's income through manual labour, Jharkhand HRD Minister Geetashree Oraon on Saturday assured her all support for higher studies. "It's a big achievement. Incredible! Other girls will definitely take inspiration from her feat," Oraon...
  • Protesters turn restive over delay in finding bodies of 4 labourers 29-05-2014 03:40 PM

    Angered by delay in finding the bodies of four labourers feared killed after an under construction bridge over river Kareh collapsed, a mob torched a JCB machine and other equipment on Thursday at Akraha village in Bihar's Darbhanga district. Local people gathered near the river since morning suddenly turned restive...
  • Massive fire accident at a chemical factory in Dhar, 30-40 labourers feared trapped 24-05-2014 06:29 PM

    A massive fire took place at a chemical factory in Pithampur in the Dhar area of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, claiming the lives of at least 2-3 labourers. The death toll is expected to rise as reportedly, around 20-30 labourers are still feared trapped inside the factory. 2-3 fire tenders...
  • Three labourers buried alive, 4 injured as mud heap caves in 21-05-2014 08:16 AM

    Three labourers were buried aliveand four others injured when a mound of soil caved in on them at Bhendi village in Chhattisgarh's Balod district on Tuesday, police said. The deceased included a woman and a couple who were employed under the MNREGA among other villagers, for some development work in...
  • UK Labour Party willing to work with Modi if he becomes PM 14-05-2014 06:34 PM

    With exit polls pointing to BJP's victory in general elections, Britain's opposition Labour party that was in power when a diplomatic boycott was imposed on Narendra Modi post 2002 Gujarat riots, has expressed willingness to work with him if he comes to power. "The big expectation from India will be...
  • Lightning strike kills three, injures several in Purnea district 02-05-2014 09:03 PM

    Three persons died and several others injured in lightening during a storm that swept Purnea district in northeast Bihar on Friday, officials said. In one incident that took place at Ranikol Bahiyar village under Mufassil police station in the district where thunderbolt fell on labourers working in an agricultural field,...
  • 3 killed, 6 injured in a road mishap on Agra-Jaipur highway 01-05-2014 03:20 PM

    Three persons were killed and six others injured in an accident involving a hay-laden tractor trolley, a roadways bus and a truck on Agra-Jaipur highway near Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, police said on Thursday. The accident took place on Wednesday night when a tractor trolley carrying hay was hit by...
  • 68 child labourers from Bihar, Nepal rescued 29-04-2014 11:12 PM

    City police have rescued 68 child labourers from Bihar and Nepal who were forcibly employed at bag making units near Bangalore and arrested seven persons in connection with the case. Raids were conducted at four places along with an NGO called Justice ~~amp;amp; Care, on Monday after receiving a compliant...
  • 4 labourers killed after chimney of a brick kiln collapses 23-04-2014 02:30 PM

    Four labourers were killed when a chimney of an under-construction brick kiln collapsed and fell on them at English Chechraun in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, police said. All the four labourers, natives of Malda district of West Bengal, were trapped under a heap of debris on Tuesday. While two died on...
  • Labour leader Homi Dazi did much more than Sumitra Mahajan, says AAP 03-04-2014 11:21 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Indore Lok Sabha constituency, Anil Trivedi, said in Indore on Thursday, that labour leader Homi Dazi had performed much more in merely a single term, than what BJP sitting MP Sumitra Mahajan did in her 25-year-long stint as member of the Lok Sabha. Well...
  • Three killed, one injured after a dumper runs into labourers 31-03-2014 02:10 PM

    Three labourers have been crushed under the wheels of a dumper while another suffered serious injury in a company premise on Chowka-Kandra road in adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan district, the police said on Monday. The incident occurred when the victims were taking a nap in the company premises ahead of their night...
  • Camp to equip differently abled Afghans with 'Jaipur Foot' 29-03-2014 11:09 PM

    The Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), makers of artificial limb 'Jaipur Foot', will hold a month-long camp in Afghanistan's capital Kabul in May this year to help handicapped Afghans. There is a target to equip 1,000 handicapped persons during the camp, which is being organised with the association of...
  • Germany bans managers from calling or emailing staff after work hours 29-03-2014 01:30 PM

    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...