contract labour

DMK appeals to Neyveli contract workers to end strike


May 25th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Claiming the Tamil Nadu government was blind to their issues, DMK president and former chief minister M.Karunanidhi Thursday appealed to the contract workers of Neyveli ... Read more...

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Partial response to strike; banking, transport hit (Intro Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Strike evokes partial response; banking, transport hit (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Strike takes autos off Delhi roads, commuters hit


February 28th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Thousands of Delhi residents used to travelling by auto-rickshaws for their regular commute were hit Tuesday as many drivers of these ubiquitous three-wheelers joined a ... Read more...

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Strike evokes partial response; banking, transport hit (Afternoon Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Strike hits mining in Chhattisgarh


February 28th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 28 (IANS) The nationwide strike called by the country's trade unions has hit bauxite, coal and iron ore mining in mineral-rich Chhattisgarh, officials said Tuesday.Reports coming in from ... Read more...

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Trade union strike evokes mixed response in Andhra


February 28th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The day-long nation-wide shutdown called by trade unions Tuesday evoked a mixed response in Andhra Pradesh, hitting the banking, insurance and postal sectors and partially affecting ... Read more...

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Nationwide trade union strike begins, to hit key sectors


February 28th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In what was expected to affect key sectors like banking, insurance, telecom, transport, mining, postal and manufacturing, crores of trade union members went on ... Read more...

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Hope to see consensus on FDI in retail: CII president


December 5th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) While the government looks set to put on the back burner retail sector reforms amid increased political opposition, a leading industry lobby said Monday it ... Read more...

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Set aside petty politics on FDI in retail, urges India Inc (Roundup)


November 28th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Urging opposition parties and state governments to stop politicising the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, India Inc Monday said the ... Read more...

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Stop politicising FDI in retail, look for bigger benefits: CII


November 28th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Urging opposition parties and state governments to stop politicising the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, a leading industry body said Monday ... Read more...

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BHEL not to downsize Kudankulam team


October 21st, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Power equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has said that it has no plans to call back employees deployed at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project ... Read more...

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SMEs to be exempt from capital gains tax: Official


July 20th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A proposal to exempt small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from capital gains tax has received in principle approval from the finance ministry, an official said ... Read more...

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Kharge concerned over rising violent incidents in Delhi, NCR industrial units


February 9th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Union Minister for Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge today chaired a crucial tripartite meeting to review the actions taken in cases of the reported violent incidents in ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite workers’ strike: Karunanidhi seeks PM’s help


October 15th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Oct 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi has sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's help in resolving the strike by contract workers in the Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC), warning ... Read more...

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‘Give better wages and social security to contract labour’


August 29th, 2010 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has said there is a need to engage multi-stakeholders and to bring in social security and flexibility in the contract labour ... Read more...

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Major security breach foiled in BARC (Lead)


August 7th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) A major security breach - the second in the past nine months - was foiled at the high-security Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) when security personnel and police ... Read more...

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Eight injured in Maharashtra transformer blast


April 7th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jalgaon (Maharashtra), April 7 (IANS) Eight people were injured, three of them seriously, when a blast occurred in an electric transformer of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) at Bhusawal near here ... Read more...

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79 percent of women face sexual harassment at workplace


March 17th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) A study has revealed that 79 percent of women face sexual harassment at workplace and those in casual and contract jobs are more at risk. Anthony LaMontagne, associate professor ... Read more...

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Help sought for Indians in Gulf hit by global meltdown


March 2nd, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 2 (IANS) A Gulf-based Indian charitable body has appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to dispense financial assistance to Indian workers in that region returning home after the global economic ... Read more...

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Strict action against recruiters who mislead: diplomat


September 21st, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) Strict action will be taken against recruiting agents in India who mislead workers planning to come to Bahrain with false promises of jobs and salaries, said Balkrishna Shetty, ... Read more...

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Women in contract jobs more likely to face sexual advances


September 17th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Women holding casual and contract jobs are 10 times more likely to face sexual advances than those in permanent positions, according to a study.The research by Anthony LaMontagne, ... Read more...

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Women in casual, contract jobs ten times more prone to sexual harassment


September 11th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 11 (ANI): Women with casual and contract jobs are up to ten times more likely experience unwanted sexual advances than those in permanent full-time positions, a new study has ... Read more...

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Mamata accuses CPM workers of attacking her supporters


September 3rd, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Singur, Sept 3 (ANI): Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today alleged that CPI-M workers had attacked her supporters with weapons while they were on their way to the dharna site in ... Read more...

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Tata looks at exit route out of Singur (Roundup)


September 3rd, 2008 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) With its Nano car project in West Bengal remaining closed for the fourth consecutive working day Tuesday due to protests, Tata Motors said it was considering other options ... Read more...

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Tata signals Singur exit (Lead)


September 2nd, 2008 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Auto major Tata Motors Tuesday said it was ready to pull out from Singur in West Bengal, where its plant to produce the world's cheapest car Nano has ... Read more...

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An unfortunate day for West Bengal: Nirupam Sen


September 2nd, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) As Tata Motors signalled it was ready to pull out of Singur, where its factory to produce the world's cheapest car Nano has faced protests, West Bengal Industry ... Read more...

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TATA suspends work at Singur


September 2nd, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 2 (ANI): TATA Motors on Tuesday suspended work at Singur, and said that said it was looking for alternate options to manufacture its small car Nano from companys other ... Read more...

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Workers’ attendance falls further at Nano factory


August 28th, 2008 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Attendance of contract labour fell at the Tata Motors' Nano project site at Singur after workers were threatened by those oopposing the project, a company official said Thursday.According ... Read more...

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Most Abu Dhabi firms complying by midday break rule


July 24th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 24 (IANS) Most companies in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are complying with the midday break rule, which allows respite to workers from ... Read more...

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National Skill Development policy soon would be posed for approval


July 9th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Labour and Employment Minister Oscar Fernandes disclosed today that the Government has formulated a National Skill Development policy.Addressing a meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee, he ... Read more...

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UAE to ban outdoor construction work in July, August


June 10th, 2008 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 10 (IANS) In order to provide respite to construction workers from the blazing summer sun, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has banned outdoor work between 12.30 p.m. and 3 ... Read more...

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Diabetes, skin trouble plague expat workers in UAE


June 7th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, June 7 (IANS) Diabetes and skin problems are the main diseases afflicting expatriate workers in the UAE's construction sector, it was found after a medical camp held here. "From ... Read more...

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Six Asian workers feared killed in UAE mishap


June 2nd, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 2 (IANS) Six Asian construction workers are feared killed in an accident at a hotel building site in the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) early Monday. ... Read more...

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Bahrain to ban outdoor work during hottest hours


May 24th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, May 24 (IANS) In order to provide respite to construction workers from the searing Gulf sun and humidity, Bahrain is to reintroduce a ban on outdoor work during the hottest hours ... Read more...

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