Opinion  /  Published 06.04.22

Double trouble: MGNREGA wages

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act provides for the biggest welfare spending scheme by the Government of India. A pre-announced wage rate is paid under the scheme for labour pe...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 30.03.22

Centre tight-fisted on rural job wages

They said workers would not be able to maintain minimum living standards with the paltry hike under the NREGA. Nikhil Dey, who works with the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan in Rajasthan, said the min...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.03.22

Minimum-wage plea to counter price rise

A Rajya Sabha MP on Thursday asked the government why it was not enforcing a minimum wage in the country to minimise labour exploitation at a time the prices of petrol and essentials kept rising. Ras...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.12.21

Dalma: Daily wagers set to get dues

Daily wagers of Dalma wildlife sanctuary can look forward to finally receiving their pending dues during the New Year. The state government has released the fund for clearing the dues of the 45 ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 29.03.21

Uttar Pradesh worker seeks wage, is killed

By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


West Bengal  /  Published 28.02.21

Garden ‘open’, workers pay dues

The “workers committee” of the 500-hectare Longview Tea Estate on Saturday disbursed wages to around 250-odd workers, indicating that workers are taking control of the garden from the mana...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.21

3,000 Bengal civic casual workers demand pay

As many as 3,000 casual workers of the Trinamul-ruled Bhatpara Municipality in North 24-Parganas on Tuesday demonstrated to demand they be paid their wages — four months due — immediately....
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bhatpara

West Bengal  /  Published 24.02.21

Assam tea pay hike brews Bengal ripples

A notification from Assam’s labour welfare department on the interim hike of Rs 50 in the daily wage of tea workers in the BJP-ruled state prompted the saffron camp in north Bengal to point out ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.21

Bengal: 15% hike in tea wages

The state labour department has decided on an interim hike of 15 per cent in the daily wages of workers and monthly salaries of staff and sub-staff serving Bengal’s tea industry, which is likely...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Business  /  Published 11.01.21

Labour code done, focus now on job plans

The ministry of labour and employment is likely to give a shape to the National Employment Policy (NEP) by December this year following the implementation of four labour codes and completion of four m...
By PTI in New Delhi


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