labour unions

‘Bharat Bandh’ passes off peacefully in Rajasthan (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) Barring sporadic incidents of minor scuffles and violence, the Bharat Bandh called by various opposition parties and traders passed off peacefully in Rajasthan Thursday, police said.The ... Read more...

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Shutdown widespread in Rajasthan


September 20th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and other parties witnessed widespread response in Rajasthan Thursday with traders associations extending support to it.Markets, ... Read more...

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Kerala a friendly place for manufacturing units: Apollo Tyres


September 13th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Contrary to general perception, Kerala is a friendly place to locate manufacturing units, Apollo Tyres Chairman Onkar S. Kanwar said Thursday.He said labour unions in the ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands march in Chile for better schools


August 29th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Tens of thousands of students and their supporters packed the streets of this capital Tuesday for a march to demand improvements to Chile's poorly funded public ... Read more...

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Scams will impact foreign investments: CII


August 24th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) The various scams hogging media headlines will impact foreign investments in India, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president Adi Godrej said Friday.And for the sentiment to ... Read more...

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Easing of Myanmar sanctions too early: Rights groups


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) A group of influential American human rights organisations has said the US may be moving too quickly in relaxing sanctions against Myanmar.The group, which includes ... Read more...

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Trade union strike total in Kerala


February 28th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour strike called by 11 trade unions to protest against the government's "anti-labour" policies evoked total response in Kerala, with transport off the roads and ... Read more...

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Love your morning cuppa? Get ready to pay more


February 9th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The humble tea is set to turn a bit pricey. A supply shortage, hike in the wages of tea garden workers and soaring input costs are ... Read more...

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Bengal plans to periodically amend labour laws


January 25th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Stating that labour laws in the state will be changed periodically, the West Bengal government Wednesday said it is plans to amend the minimum wages act ... Read more...

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Coal India ‘almost’ finalises wage accord with unions


January 13th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) State-run Coal India Limited (CIL), the largest coal producer in the world, has "almost" arrived at an agreement with its labour unions for a 25 percent ... Read more...

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Mexico raises minimum wage


December 12th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has approved an average minimum wage hike of 4.2 percent, or about 2.51 pesos ($0.18) per day, a measure that will go into effect ... Read more...

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Unorganised labour unions in Bengal want minimum wages revised


December 8th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Terming the West Bengal government's approach towards improving the condition of unorganised sector workers as 'disappointing', a forum of unorganised workers' unions Thursday demanded revision ... Read more...

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Conditional offer to open Sahagunj unit in phases


October 21st, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Under pressure from the West Bengal government to reopen its Sahagunj unit, the Ruia group-owned Dunlop India limited Friday said it was prepared to do so ... Read more...

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Bengal mulls merging labour unions


October 20th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government is considering merging various labour unions in industrial units to tackle problems caused by their large number, a minister said Thursday."The industrial ... Read more...

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New York mayor warns protesters to stay away from banks


October 8th, 2011 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 8 (IANS) New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has warned the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters in his weekly radio show, saying attacks on banks could harm one ... Read more...

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Greek riot police clash with demonstrators during nationwide strike


October 6th, 2011 - 2:23 am ICT by BNO News
ATHENS (BNO NEWS) -- Greek riot police clashed with protesters in central Athens on Wednesday during a nationwide strike over the government's austerity measures, local media reported.According to reports, police forces used ... Read more...

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Left, Congress trade unions flay Mamata government


September 12th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) The labour arms of the Left parties and the Congress Monday accused West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government of committing atrocities on the working class and ... Read more...

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Sensex dull; oil prices, auto stocks depress markets


June 10th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Friday continued to trade listless amid dull global cues. Auto stocks were among bigger losers at this time ... Read more...

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MPs visit SAIL mining site in Chhattisgarh


June 4th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 4 (IANS) Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Labour led by chairman Hemanand Biswal visited an iron ore mining site of the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) ... Read more...

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Indian firms hiring workers in North America: Report (Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) India's outsourcing giants, faced with rising wages at home, are looking for growth opportunities in the US with many of them hiring workers in North America, ... Read more...

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Indian companies hiring workers in North America: Report


May 23rd, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Faced with rising wages at home, India's outsourcing giants have looked for growth opportunities in the US with many of them hiring workers in North America, ... Read more...

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Swazi government cracks down on protesters‎


April 12th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by BNO News
MANZINI, SWAZILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Police in Swaziland on Tuesday attacked protesters and arrested scores of people ahead of planned protests against King Mswati III.After the majority of the organizers and several ... Read more...

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Nepal Lever under Maoist strike threat


March 8th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) Dozens of industries in central Nepal, including Nepal Lever Ltd, one of the biggest Indian joint ventures in the country, faced the threat of disruption as ... Read more...

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Protesters disperse as Egypt’s military set to ban strikes (Lead)


February 14th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 14 (IANS) Egypt's military leaders are set to ban strikes and act against "chaos and disorder" to restore order following protests that led to President Hosni Mubarak's ouster, as security ... Read more...

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Demonstrators trickling out of Cairo’s Tahrir Square


February 14th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 14 (IANS) Thousands of demonstrators have left the Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital after the country's new military rulers said they would dissolve parliament and suspend the constitution, media ... Read more...

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17 days on, protesters stay put at Tahrir Square (Lead)


February 10th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Egyptians at Cairo's Tahrir Square Thursday kept up their protest for the 17th day and prepared for another million-strong rally Friday as Google executive and principal protester ... Read more...

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Labour unions join protesters in Egypt


February 9th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 9 (IANS) Thousands of Egyptian factory workers Wednesday went on strike amid calls from their union leaders to join the ongoing mass agitation against President Hosni Mubarak.Around 20,000 workers stayed ... Read more...

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Protests over pension reform cripple life in France


October 20th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 20 (IANS) The protests by French labour unions against President Nocolas Sarkozy's pension overhaul plan entered its second week Wednesday, thwarting fuel and other supplies and disrupting normal life across ... Read more...

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Indian animal vaccine maker gives Nepal a shot


September 20th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 20 (IANS) Leading Indian animal vaccine maker Hester Biosciences Ltd has entered into a collaboration with a veteran Nepali corporate group to extend its wings overseas for export.The ... Read more...

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Massive protests in Canada against police excesses during G-20 (Lead)


July 11th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 11 (IANS) Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in major Canadian cities to demand an inquiry into police excesses during the G-20 summit here June 26-27. In the largest ... Read more...

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Spanish unions call general strike over austerity plan


June 16th, 2010 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 16 (IANS/EFE) Spain's two main unions have called for a general strike Sep 29 to protest the Socialist government's austerity measures and proposed overhaul of labour law. Candido Mendez, head of ... Read more...

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New Zealand raises interest rate to 2.75 percent


June 10th, 2010 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 10 (DPA) New Zealand's central bank Thursday raised the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 2.75 per cent, the first hike in over a year. Reserve Bank governor Alan ... Read more...

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Why soccer is more popular in Europe than US


May 23rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): With the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament beginning on June 11 in South Africa, the question as to why the game is not so popular in the United ... Read more...

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Right to Information activist shot at in Thane


February 27th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Thane, Feb 27 (ANI): Right to Information (RTI) activist Arun Sawant was critically injured after being shot by two unidentified men in Thane.Sawant was shot on his way back from the Badlapur ... Read more...

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Spain to raise retirement age to 67


January 30th, 2010 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish government has approved a draft bill that will increase the retirement age from 65 to 67 years. The move is strongly opposed by the country's labour ... Read more...

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