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Coal India coal import plans face opposition


September 14th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Coal India's plan to import coal following a government diktat has raised the hackles of workers' unions and former top officials of the state-run firm who ... Read more...

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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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Maruti announces indefinite lockout at Manesar plant


July 21st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki Saturday said production at its Manesar plant will not resume till the causes of Wednesday's violence are fully investigated."There is indefinite lockout at ... Read more...

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Dunlop has no immediate plan to reopen Bengal plant


July 18th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Tyre maker Dunlop India Wednesday said it has no plans to reopen the Sahagunj unit in West Bengal and do so when the workers unions accept ... 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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SP workers clash with police during FDI protests


December 1st, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) activists Thursday clashed with the police and were baton charged in this Uttar Pradesh capital while protesting the central government decision to allow ... Read more...

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Left protests petrol price hike in Kerala


November 4th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 4 (IANS) Student and youth organisations backed by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday staged protests across Kerala to protest the hike in petrol prices by Rs.1.82 ... Read more...

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Strike hits Coal India mines in Orissa


October 10th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 10 (IANS) The operations of state-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) in Orissa were hit Monday by a one-day strike called by its major workers' unions, an official ... Read more...

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Coal India terms workers’ strike for bonus illegal


September 24th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Describing as "illegal" the country-wide shutdown on Oct 10 called by all major workers' unions of Coal India Limited (CIL) over their demands for bonus and ... Read more...

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Mamata to crack whip on ‘free-for-all’ shutdowns


August 12th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Voicing her ire over a shutdown called in parts of north Bengal and terming it as "hooliganism", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday ... Read more...

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Talks fail, Maruti strike enters 10th day


June 13th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The strike at Maruti Suzuki's plant at Manesar in Haryana continued for the 10th day Monday as talks between workers and management failed to resolve ... 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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Jayalalithaa supports striking Neyveli Lignite workers


October 12th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 12 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday extended her support to the 13,000 striking contract workers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) and demanded that the ruling DMK urge ... Read more...

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Strike at Neyveli Lignite enters


October 11th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 11 (IANS) The strike by the 13,000 contract workers of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) demanding pay parity with permanent workers entered its 23rd day Monday.The contract workers affiliated to ... Read more...

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Workers oppose mosque at 9/11 site


August 21st, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) A few construction workers' unions have refused to work in building a mosque at the site of the Sep 11, 2001 terror attack in New York, ... Read more...

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Fiat workers strike in Italy over bonuses


July 13th, 2010 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
Turin (Italy), July 13 (IANS/AKI) Hundreds of workers at Italian car giant Fiat's plant in the northern city of Turin walked of the job fearing the company may withhold thier bonuses for ... Read more...

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Neyveli workers’ unions seek wage revision, threaten strike


May 31st, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 31 (IANS) Two unions of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) representing a majority of the 14,000 permanent workers Monday warned of strike demanding early revision of wages, incentives and ... Read more...

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IMF, EU pledge $159 bn to save Greek economy


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 3 (IANS) Greece has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) on a $159 billion rescue package for the debt-laden country. The agreement includes ... Read more...

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Price rise protests in New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram


March 2nd, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) /New Delhi, March 2 (ANI): The dawn-to-dusk shutdown call given by various transport unions in Thiruvananthapuram against the price rise of fuel badly affected general life as it also ... Read more...

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Tata pledge: Won’t allow Midlands to decline like Detroit


November 25th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Nov 25 (IANS) Tata Motors chief Ravi Kant has said green technologies being embraced by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) can help a key British manufacturing region avoid the ... Read more...

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A bid to eradicate child labour in Karnataka homes


July 1st, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah Bangalore, July 1 (IANS) Around 50 percent of child labourers in Karnataka are working as domestic helps in defiance of law, say activists. But now comes another push to end ... Read more...

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GM in last-ditch talks to avoid bankruptcy as deadline looms (Lead)


May 23rd, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 23 (Xinhua) General Motors (GM) has reached a tentative labour agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union in a bid to remove one of the major obstacles in its ... Read more...

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GM CEO resigns at Obama’s behest


March 30th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.30 (ANI): The Obama administration has asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down, but has refused to reveal why this decision was taken.General Motors issued ... Read more...

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Birla Tyres to shut down Orissa unit third time


February 6th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 6 (IANS) Birla Tyres, a unit of the BK Birla Group company Kesoram Industries, will close down its Orissa plant temporarily for the third time in as many months from ... Read more...

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Tata-owned Corus to shed 3,500 jobs: Report


January 26th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Workers unions were seeking urgent talks with Corus Monday after the Tata-owned steelmaker was said to be considering shedding up to 3,500 jobs.Although none of its plants will ... Read more...

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Gas leaks in Tata Steel unit, one dead


December 30th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 30 (IANS) One man died and two others were injured when gas leaked in a blast furnace unit of Tata Steel in Jamshedpur Tuesday, an official said. M.K. Manjhi died ... Read more...

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‘Employees want ABN Amro bank to continue independently’


September 30th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 30 (DPA) ABN Amro personnel have demanded that the bank continue as an independent entity, Joop Hofland of the De Unie (worker's union) said on Dutch television Tuesday."The call among ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite workers end strike, to hike productivity


September 10th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) After ending their third strike this year, contractual workers of the state-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) are now ready to discuss ways to boost productivity, a top ... Read more...

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West Bengal tea garden workers get wage hike


August 23rd, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Tea garden workers in West Bengal will get a daily wage hike of Rs.13.10 in phases that would take their present daily wage to Rs.67 in 2010-11. The ... Read more...

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A few rallies mark insipid Labour Day


May 1st, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Labour Day, once an occasion to bring most of India's organised workers together, was a relatively insipid affair around the country Thursday, with trade unions organising a ... Read more...

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ArcelorMittal offers jobs to all French workers facing sack


April 6th, 2008 - 10:25 am ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 6 (IANS) All workers being made redundant at an ArcelorMittal steel plant in northeast France will be offered jobs at nearby steel plants owned by the company, ... Read more...

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NGOs ask Dikshit to look into Games Village workers’ plight


March 11th, 2008 - 9:01 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Deplorable and unhygienic living conditions, freak accidents and many deaths. Upset by the saga of the construction workers at the Commonwealth Games Village here, a group of ... Read more...

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