labour rights

Maruti managers to decide co-workers, unions protests

August 17th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 17 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki has authorised its managers and supervisors to recruit workers they consider trustworthy as part of a new human resource policy aimed at building confidence ... Read more...

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Brazil faults European response for economic crisis

July 14th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 14 (IANS/EFE) European governments are wrong to address their region's economic woes by diminishing labour rights, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Friday, calling instead for policies ... Read more...

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Trade union strike: Normal life hit in Odisha

February 28th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted across Odisha Tuesday as a large number of vehicles went off the roads and movement of several trains and private transport was ... Read more...

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Peaceful start to general strike in Maharashtra

February 28th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Employees of banks, insurance companies, central government and local bodies as well as workers in several private industries joined a 24-hour all India strike of various ... Read more...

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Labour strike to cripple key sectors of Indian economy (Lead)

February 27th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Key sectors of the Indian economy such as banking, insurance, telecom, transport, mining, postal and manufacturing could be badly hit Tuesday owing to the ... Read more...

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Two mn Mexicans employed as domestic workers

November 24th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) About two million Mexicans are employed as domestic workers, with women accounting for about 90 percent of such employees, and the majority lack employment contracts ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi voted ‘Best City’ in MENA region

November 26th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 26 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has been voted the "Best City" in the Middle East and the North Africa region (MENA) in a study, it was announced Friday.The report ... Read more...

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US importers seek better treatment of Dhaka garment workers

September 5th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 5 (IANS) A group of US apparel and footwear importers and some lawmakers have protested the "repression" of garment workers in Bangladesh who are rallying for a further wage increase. The ... Read more...

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Early 20th century magazine editor first to apply term CSR: Researcher

August 24th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Although the term was not coined until 1953, new research shows that corporate social responsibility (CSR) have reportedly traces its roots to the early years of the 20th ... Read more...

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EU to stop Sri Lanka’s preferential trade access

July 5th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka will temporarily lose its preferential access to the European Union market from August 15 because of shortcomings in implementing UN human rights conventions, the EU said ... Read more...

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Bangladesh garment workers world’s most poorly paid: Survey

June 20th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) Bangladesh's garment sector workers are "the world's most poorly paid" and their rights are being abused increasingly, an international trade union body has said. Poor wages and working conditions, ... Read more...

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Indian kids labour in fields in hazardous condition: Survey

June 11th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) More than half-a-million children below 18 years of age have been working under hazardous condition in cotton and vegetable fields in five western and southern Indian states, ... Read more...

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Workers’ demonstration marks ‘Labour Day’ in Kolkata

May 1st, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 1 (ANI): A large number of workers here celebrated the 'Labour Day' on Saturday by demonstrating for their rights on the streets of Kolkata.Various labour organizations and trade unions ... Read more...

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Canada sponsors seminar on corporate social responsibility

April 29th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.29 (ANI): The High Commission of Canada, New Delhi, and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will jointly host the Canada-India conclave on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on Friday, April ... Read more...

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Costa Rica named happiest, greenest country on Earth

July 6th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 6 (ANI): Costa Rica has been named as the 'happiest place to live on Earth' in a new survey.It has also been named the most environmentally friendly country on ... Read more...

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8,000 Bangladeshi workers died abroad in past 5 years: Report

May 13th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) Bangladesh, whose economy depends heavily on remittances from citizens employed abroad, received over 8,000 coffins in the last five years, a report said. Job insecurity, tension at work, ... Read more...

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Communists hail May Day in Kolkata

May 1st, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 1 (ANI): Trade Union activists, Communist Party cadres and hosts of workers observed May Day also known as the International Workers' Day here on Friday.To mark the occasion, they paid ... Read more...

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Sex workers in Kolkata seek social status

March 30th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Mar 30 (ANI): Sex workers in Kolkata have geared up to pressurise political parties for recognition of their profession and acceptance in society.In the red light district of ... Read more...

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ILO warns rising unemployment to push millions into poverty

February 18th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 18 (DPA) More than 140 million people in Asia could be pushed into extreme poverty in 2009 as unemployment surges due to the global economic slowdown, an International Labour Organization ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s left-wing veteran dies in suspcious fire

December 5th, 2008 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 5 (DPA) A veteran of Bangladesh's left-wing political scene, Nurul Islam, 68, died at Dhaka's Combined Military Hospital Thursday, a day after he sustained critical burns in a mysterious fire ... Read more...

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Nepal’s PM pledges to protect labour rights

October 26th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 26 (Xinhua) Nepal's Prime Minister and chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Pushpa Kumal Dahal Prachanda Sunday promised to protect the rights of trade unions.Inaugurating a National Trade ... Read more...

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Offside: Child labour rampant in football stitching

October 6th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Next time you take to playfield and kick a football, remember that in all possibility it was created by tender yet wounded pair of hands in an ... 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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Myanmar invites UN envoy for talks on democratic reforms

July 16th, 2008 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, July 15 (DPA) Myanmar Tuesday invited UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari for a return visit to continue discussions on implementing the democratic process in the country. Myanmar said Gambari's scheduled ... Read more...

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Winds of change: Kerala CPI-M’s investor-friendly labour talk (News Analysis)

April 30th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), known for its extremely labour-friendly policies, has now spoken in favour of paying wages to only those who actually ... Read more...

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UAE labour force has 3.11 mn foreign labour from 202 nations

April 27th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, April 27 (IANS) Workers from 202 countries form the 3.11-million-strong foreign labour force in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to new figures. The report for 2007 released by UAE's ministry ... Read more...

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Environment, labour rights China’s priorities in 2008

March 8th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, March 8 (Xinhua) Environment and labour rights will be top priorities of the Chinese government in 2008, the country's top legislature National People's Congress (NPC) was told Saturday. The NPC Standing ... 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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