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The BMS, which claims the affiliation of over 6,000 labour unions, said it would urge the Centre to prevail upon the state governments to roll back their ‘labour-unfriendly’ decisions.(Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

RSS labour wing criticises move to amend labour laws amid Covid-19 outbreak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 03:33 PM IST
In a bid to woo investors to their respective states and make a desperate bid to emerge as an alternative manufacturing hub to China amid the Covid-19 crisis, both MP and UP announced a raft of changes to their labour laws this week.
The government had told the court that for providing food and shelter to the migrant labourers, nodal officers have been appointed.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The government had told the court that for providing food and shelter to the migrant labourers, nodal officers have been appointed.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

HC asks Haryana to provide food, shelter to migrant labourers in Panipat

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 02:19 PM IST
The matter was brought before the court by Indian Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), a labour union in Panipat, which had alleged that 4,314 migrant labourers in Panipat working in various factories await government help

Give shelter to riot victims in Delhi gurdwaras: Takht

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 10:25 PM IST
“It is a principle of Sikh religion to help and embrace whoever seeks shelter. The situation is sensitive in Delhi. The gurdwara managements should help the riots victims, irrespective of their religion, in this hour of distress,” says Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh.
Central Railway’s (CR) proposal to develop a new outstation train terminus in place of the existing Parel Workshop, could hit a roadblock after being opposed by a railway union.(PTI)
Central Railway’s (CR) proposal to develop a new outstation train terminus in place of the existing Parel Workshop, could hit a roadblock after being opposed by a railway union.(PTI)

Parel outstation terminus: CR plan could face union roadblock position

Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 03:24 AM IST
National Railway Mazdoor Sangh (NRMU), one of the powerful labour unions on the zonal railway, has launched a fresh protest against the Rs 700-crore terminus plan.
India’s second-largest MHCV manufacturer said wages for the above days would be decided after discussion with the labour union.(HT image)
India’s second-largest MHCV manufacturer said wages for the above days would be decided after discussion with the labour union.(HT image)

Battling slowdown, Ashok Leyland declares 5-day holiday for Ennore plant

Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 10:50 PM IST
The Chennai-based multinational auto major in a notice to its employees on Thursday declared September 6, 7, 10 and 11 as non-working days.
The Supreme Court overturned the Maharashtra government’s closure of dance bars in Mumbai(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court overturned the Maharashtra government’s closure of dance bars in Mumbai(HT Photo)

Women should not allow men to hide behind their bangles

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 11:31 PM IST
It is the women, lending their bangles to further patriarchy, who should think again
BEST buses parked at Wadala bus depot, Mumbai, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.(Kunal Patil / Hindustan Times)
BEST buses parked at Wadala bus depot, Mumbai, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.(Kunal Patil / Hindustan Times)

No end to BEST bus strike, union raises fresh salary demand

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondents, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 08:51 AM IST
The BEST Sanyukta Kamgar Kruti Samiti (BSKKS) — a joint action committee of labour unions — on Tuesday decided to continue the strike after Shashank Rao, its leader, raised a new objection.
The spokesperson with the Reliance-led Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), which runs the Metro, said the Mumbai Metro-1 Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar train has been withdrawn from services.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The spokesperson with the Reliance-led Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), which runs the Metro, said the Mumbai Metro-1 Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar train has been withdrawn from services.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Technical snag halts Mumbai Metro train, passengers evacuated at Airport Road

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 12:57 PM IST
The spokesperson with the Reliance-led Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), which runs the Metro, said the Mumbai Metro-1 Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar train has been withdrawn from services.
BEST labour unions protest outside Wadala bus depot on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
BEST labour unions protest outside Wadala bus depot on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Mumbai citizens group writes letter to Fadnavis and Thackeray, tells them to end BEST bus strike

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 12:27 AM IST
Group of Mumbaiites also suggests steps to make BEST better
A strike by BEST employees to demand better pay and benefits among other things entered the third day on ThursdayHT Photo by Prasad Gori(Hindustan Times)
A strike by BEST employees to demand better pay and benefits among other things entered the third day on ThursdayHT Photo by Prasad Gori(Hindustan Times)

BEST strike continues on third day after talks fail

Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 10:08 AM IST
BEST Sanyukta Kamgar Kruti Samiti, a joint action committee of labour unions leading the strike, was due to meet the administration again on Thursday as thousands of commuters were affected with buses off the road.
The labour unions have also threatened to not allow any private buses on roads.(HT FILE)
The labour unions have also threatened to not allow any private buses on roads.(HT FILE)

Mumbaikars brace for hassle as over 30k BEST buses go off roads today

Hindustan times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 08:18 AM IST
Bus passengers to be hassled as 35,000 BEST staff begin indefinite strike over better pay, among other things, today
BEST has a fleet of 3,337 buses and ferries around 29 lakh passengers across the city and suburbs daily.(Hindustan Times)
BEST has a fleet of 3,337 buses and ferries around 29 lakh passengers across the city and suburbs daily.(Hindustan Times)

From January 8, Mumbai bus drivers’ body to go on indefinite strike

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2018 11:05 AM IST
The strike that will begin on the midnight of January 7 is to demand higher grade pay for employees recruited from 2007, compassionate appointments and deliberations on a new wage agreement that was to come into effect from April 2016.
Labour minister Gopal Rai (pictured) told reporters on Thursday the minimum wages offered by the central government are even higher than the 37% hike that was notified by the Delhi government in March last year.(HT File photo)
Labour minister Gopal Rai (pictured) told reporters on Thursday the minimum wages offered by the central government are even higher than the 37% hike that was notified by the Delhi government in March last year.(HT File photo)

Will adopt Centre’s wage slabs in Delhi, says AAP govt

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2018 04:04 AM IST
Under the Centre’s slab, skilled workers will get Rs 17,498 per month as against Rs 16,858 under the Delhi government’s March 2017 notification. Unskilled workers will get Rs 14,378 per month, compared to Delhi government’s Rs 13,896. For semi-skilled workers, it is Rs 15,912 against Delhi’s Rs 15,296.
There is much economic benefit to be had from the investing in women in farming. The Food and Agriculture Organization says that if women farmers had the same access to resources as men, they would increase output by 20-30% which would mean a dramatic reduction in hunger(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
There is much economic benefit to be had from the investing in women in farming. The Food and Agriculture Organization says that if women farmers had the same access to resources as men, they would increase output by 20-30% which would mean a dramatic reduction in hunger(Burhaan Kinu/HT)

It’s time the government recognised the role of women in agriculture

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 08:19 AM IST
There is much economic benefit to be had from the investing in women in farming. The Food and Agriculture Organization says that if women farmers had the same access to resources as men, they would increase output by 20-30% which would mean a dramatic reduction in hunger
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