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Akhilesh offers sops for prisoners of emergency

May 1st, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday announced a host of facilities for people who were arrested during the emergency in 1975-77. He also announced plans ... Read more...

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Farmers’ protest hits railway services in Punjab

October 30th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashwini MalhotraJalandhar (Punjab), Oct.30 (ANI): Punjab's railway network was badly affected by a farmers' protest on Friday.Members of various farmer and labour organisations blocked railway traffic at several places. The protest ... Read more...

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Owners, workers both unhappy over Dhaka’s wage fixing

August 25th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 25 (IANS) A majority of garment factory owners in Bangladesh have opposed the fixing of minimum wages by a government board four weeks ago even as sporadic street protests by ... Read more...

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Several trade unions come together to protest hike in prices

March 5th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 5 (ANI): Activists and supporters of various trade unions converged in the national capital to protest against soaring prices and even volunteered for Jail Bhaaro Andolan (court arrest) ... Read more...

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150,000 people protest closure of Mexican power firm

October 17th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 17 (EFE) About 150,000 union members, university students and leftists took part in a protest here against the Mexican government's decision to shut down a state-run electricity company, the ... Read more...

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Community support wins higher wages for lowest paid cleaners

November 5th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) Community spirit is not yet dead, bringing about positive changes like winning higher wages for some of the London's lowest paid. A new Economic and Social Research Council ... Read more...

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‘Cuba’s labour leaders have little knowledge of their rights’

July 29th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 29 (IANS) More than 60 percent of Cuba's trade union leaders have little knowledge of laws protecting workers' rights, the communist-ruled island's only legal union CTC has said. Central de ... Read more...

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Thousands hit the streets to mark May Day in Indonesia

May 1st, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
DPA Jakarta, May 1 (DPA) Thousands of workers marched through the streets of several Indonesian cities Thursday to mark the International Labour Day, demanding higher wages and opposing the so-called outsourcing practices in ... Read more...

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80 per cent Pakistanis work at home

December 14th, 2007 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Dec 14 (ANI): Nearly, 80 per cent of Pakistans population is working as home-based workers (HBWs) in the informal sector. Surprisingly, 50 per cent of those HBWs are women, whereas, out ... Read more...

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