Ten central trade unions in India issued a nationwide protest call against the changes being made to labour laws.
The States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, all of which are ruled by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party, have issued a number of ordinances exempting employers from following labor laws that protect workers’ jobs and wages
Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), talks about the Indian government’s failure to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic
Earnings are gone, jobs are gone, hunger is met by handouts and the Modi government is using the pandemic lockdown to push through more oppressive conditions on workers to please India Inc.
Braving snow, rain and police repression, more than 250 million Indian workers went on a nationwide general strike on January 8 against the far-right Modi government’s neoliberal and fascist policies.
The new Industrial Relations Code changes forever the security of having a job. Now employees will be at the mercy of employers
After the enactment of a new penal code in January, it is no longer an offense to employ staff without signing a contract or for an employer to refuse to engage in collective bargaining. Employers can also illegally dismiss employees who are members of elected representative bodies of employees
A lawsuit was filed on behalf of 400,000 ‘essential’ employees who have been forced to continue work without pay
Guzslován Gábor of the Federation of Metal Workers Union of Hungary talks about the impact of the ‘slave law’ passed by the far-right government of Viktor Orbán and the massive protests against it
In many places, the protesters marched wearing yellow vests in solidarity with the French protesters (of the Gilet Jaunes or the Yellow Vests movement).
According to the new provision that was passed on Wednesday, employers can demand as much as 400 hours of overtime a year and can take three years to disburse the payments for the same
The workers, under the banner of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, demanded an increase in the minimum wage, an overhaul of labor hire policies, laws for safe and secure workplaces and job security