Labourers

  • US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor September 14, 2014

    Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24yearold American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's...
  • Delhi: Court raps DTC for penalising conductors September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A city court has struck down Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)'s order of imposing fine on its conductors in an event of ticketless travellers being found in its buses. The court also noted that the DTC's decision to "discipline its conductors" was taken in a meeting which lacked quorum and...
  • States should utilise labour cess for workers' welfare, says Narendra Singh Tomar September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concerns over unspent Rs 12,000 crore collected as labour cess from developers, Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday asked state governments to utilise this fund for labour welfare. In a bid to expedite the utilisation of this huge corpus, he said the Centre will issue guidelines recommending...
  • Assam set up panel to probe tea garden work conditions September 12, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Thursday set up a judicial inquiry commission to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The commission to be headed by a retired judge will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens and suggest suitable measures for...
  • Assam: Judicial Commission to study working conditions in tea gardens September 11, 2014

    Guwahati: A Judicial Commission has been constituted to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The Commission, to be headed by a retired judge, will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens of the state and suggest suitable measures for their...
  • FIR filed against Bangalore couple for assaulting minor domestic help August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: An FIR was filed on Sunday against the Bangalore couple that was arrested on Saturday for brutally assaulting their 13yearold domestic help. Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), chairperson Umesh Aradhya said, "We have filed an FIR against the couple." Aradhya also said that they are trying...
  • Government to soon notify minimum Rs 1,000 monthly pension under EPS August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Government will soon issue a notification to implement the Budget proposal of increasing the minimum monthly pension under the EPS95 scheme to Rs 1,000, Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. "My ministry has cleared the proposal and a notification will be issued soon," he said, responding to issues raised...
  • 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)...
  • Two controversial bills to amend labour laws introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid objections by opposition, two controversial bills were introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday to amend labour laws that seek to relax night shifts by women, increase the limit of overtime for workers and apprenticeship training for nonengineering graduates. The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and the Apprentices (Amendment) Bill...
  • 176 child labourers rescued from Jaipur, united with their families in Patna July 31, 2014

    A total of 176 child labourers, rescued from various handicraft units in Jaipur, were brought to the state capital on Thursday by a team of Bihar government officials and members of civil society organisations. The child labourers, aged between seven and 16 years, were rescued last week by the AntiHuman Trafficking...
  • Those aware of child labour law continue to hire children: CRY July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Almost half of the total 300 employers, who hire children in the age group of 5 to 14 years, are aware of the child labour law but still continue to employ children, according to a recent survey by CRY. Painting a grim reality of child labour, the survey further...
  • Odisha: Bonded labourers exploited, brutally amputated by contractor July 15, 2014

    Sambalpur: Two migrant bonded labourers' hands were chopped off in the Kalahandi district of Odisha, because the duo had refused to work. Dialu Nial, 19 and Nilambar Majhi, 35 were brutally amputated last October when their labour contractor, Parame and five of his associates after keeping them captive for a week...
  • SC pulls up Odisha government for the condition of bonded labourers July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over an incident in which arms of two migrant labourers were chopped off by contractors in January 2014. The court has ordered the Odisha government to file an affidavit outlining what efforts the state government is taking to prevent such incidents. Expressing concern...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 13, 2014

    This week, CJ puts its focus on the issues concerning the children. Be it the condition of government run schools, child labour or sexual harassment faced by young women, it's all here on the show. ...
  • Samsung to probe child labour charges in China July 10, 2014

    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 Yorkbased watchdog...
  • 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 201314 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers July 9, 2014

    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 Labour...
  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers July 9, 2014

    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 Labour...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Six tea garden labourers die in Jalpaiguri district June 28, 2014

    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 June 24, 2014

    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. The...
  • Two road construction labourers electrocuted, five others injured June 23, 2014

    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 road...
  • Iraq crisis: Rajasthan labourer stranded, no contact since 5 days June 20, 2014

    A man from Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan is stranded in wartorn 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 residence...
  • West Bengal: Jute mill CEO beaten to death by workers, 6 arrested June 16, 2014

    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 June 13, 2014

    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 Protection...
  • 34 Bihar children rescued from a bangle factory in Jaipur; 3 arrested June 11, 2014

    As many as 34 children, engaged in making bangles, were rescued by the city police in Jaipur on Wednesday. Acting on a tipoff, 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. All the...
  • Surat: Pillar of an under construction flyover collapses, 2 dead June 10, 2014

    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' June 7, 2014

    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 2,000...