Sunday, June 12, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The report analyzes the latest trends and estimates of children in hazardous work, and the risk to their health from a developed and developing country perspective. It also offers a series of policy recommendations to address child labour problem.
For Report and more information please refer ILO website or you can also check given link: http://www.ilo.org/ilc/ILCSessions/100thSession/media-centre/press-releases/WCMS_156353/lang--en/index.htm
Monday, June 6, 2011
New Delhi, June 06, 2011 India leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki India had sacked 11 workers. These workers were allegedly the ring leaders of the strike, which began on June 04, 2011. According to Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R C Bhargava, “The services of 11 persons, who were inciting workers to go on an illegal strike and created an atmosphere where safety of people were in danger, have been terminated,"
He said the workers had gone on strike without any notice but added the management is continuing the dialogue with the striking workers.
According to workers sources, the sacked employees include eight office bearers of the newly formed union, Maruti Suzuki Employees Union (MSEU), besides three other workers. The workers said the company currently has one union, Maruti Udyog Kamgar Union, which is mainly dominated by those working at the Gurgaon facility.
Striking workers are demanding:
- The recognition of a new union Maruti Suzuki Employees Union (MSEU) formed by those working at the Manesar plant.
- Retaining contract labourers for the two upcoming new units inside the complex.
- Refraining from any disciplinary action against the 11 office-bearers of the new union is another demand.
The last time the company witnessed a major strike was when workers stopped production for three months between November 2000 and January, 2001. Strikes aren’t unknown in north India’s auto belt. In 2009, workers at some 60 factories in Gurgaon and Rewari in Haryana went on strike, protesting the death of a worker.
It will be beneficial for all if any amicable solution is reached between both the parties. Company had incurred a production loss of about 1,200 units on operational day and there is huge unrest among the employees. Hope government is keeping eagle eye on the situation there is inside information that external factor (outside union) are trying leverage this situation.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Once new amendment come into force, the national floor level minimum wage will become binding on all states and they will have to ensure that unskilled workers are paid the minimum wages fixed by the Center. If state wants to give more than floor level wages then they are most welcome and free to do so.
This is positive move and it will benefit around 360 million workers across the country, most of who are from agriculture and other related activates.