Labour Laws
India  /  Published 26.11.20

Trade union strike: states face shutdown

Kerala, Orissa, Assam, Telangana and Puducherry on Thursday witnessed total shutdown as normal life got partially affected in several other states in view of the nationwide strike organised by central...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.20

Reform code: The NDA's labour laws

As part of its economic reforms programme, the Union government passed three codes on labour laws recently. These, along with the Code on Wages enacted in 2019, complete the labour market reforms agen...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 24.09.20

New labour regime that tilts to the employer

By Basant Kumar Mohanty, Our business bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.08.20

UN labour arm flags holes in wage code rules

The UN’s labour arm has in a discussion paper expressed concern about gaps in the draft rules for India’s new wage law, set to be notified soon with the deadline for suggestions from the p...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 31.05.20

Need to break infrastructure gridlock

When the world is busy grappling with the economic damage that the Covid-19 pandemic is inflicting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes that this is an opportunity to build a new India which is more...
By Sunil Kanoria in

Business  /  Published 02.06.19

Hire-and-fire policy proposed for textiles

A hire-and-fire policy on labour is required in textiles to realise its full export potential, an expert panel has suggested.The commerce ministry panel has also proposed a review of the trade pact wi...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.06.20

Blind spot: Labour laws

The International Labour Organization has expressed deep concern to the Government of India over the suspension of labour laws by a number of states. India is a member of the ILO and has ratified 47 c...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 25.05.20

ILO expresses concerns over labour law suspension to PM

International Labour Organisation (ILO) assured 10 central unions that it has expressed deep concerns over the suspension and tweaking of labour laws by states to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Besi...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.20

An ode to aimlessness

All work and no play makes Jack a disgruntled employee. There is already plenty of research to suggest that short breaks improve productivity of employees. Too much of anything is not good. When the m...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 09.06.19

Labour data reveal depth of job distress

Twelve per cent of rural workers and nearly one in three in urban areas across the country put in more than 60 hours of toil a week, an official survey has found, prompting calls for stricter enforcem...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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