Tag: Kerala

Swiggy employees in Kochi continue strike demanding better pay

Employees of Swiggy, the food-delivery app, have been on a long strike in Kochi, Kerala, demanding better pay, amongst other things. Presently being paid at...

Kerala, J&K, Tamil Nadu offered best daily wage rate to workers...

As per the data revealed in a statistics handbook released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Tamil...

Employees in Kerala allege Byju’s made them resign forcefully

On 25 October, 2022, a group of employees from the Thiruvananthapuram branch of Byju’s in Kerala met V Sivankutty, labour minister of Kerala with...

Upgrading skills will be focus of Kerala’s draft industrial policy

With the aim of creating jobs and retaining talent, Kerala has unveiled its draft industrial policy. The focus of the Policy is on upgrading...

Strikes and protests in India and the US

There seems to be no dearth of disgruntled employees, especially in the healthcare sector, not just in India but abroad too. In Kerala, doctors employed...

Strict surveillance in Kerala to prevent illegal recruitment

Announcing the launch of ‘Operation Shubhayatra’, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the initiative is part of the measures taken to keep...

Kerala govt to roll out health insurance plan for its employees...

The state government of Kerala has launched a health insurance scheme for its employees. Named as MEDISEP (Medical Insurance Scheme for State Employees), the...

Kerala’s Social Justice Department to skill transgender people

The Sakalyam project launched by the Social Justice Department of Kerala is aimed at providing skills to transgender people so that they are able...

Locus appoints Anshu Singh as VP-HR

Locus, a global logistic solutions company, has announced the appointment of Anshu Singh as its VP & global Head of human resource. Singh carries...

Kerala government jobs only for those proficient in Malayalam

All Malayalis keen to take up a government job in Kerala will now have to clear a mandatory Malayalam language proficiency test, which is...

No more work-from-home for Kerala state government employees

Kerala state government has become one of the first Indian states to revoke the work-from-home option for certain categories of their employees. The government had...

Kerala signs MoU with Germany; 10, 000 jobs for nurses will...

The Department of Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) has signed an MoU with the German Federal Employment Agency to hire nurses from Kerala. The Agency...

QuEST Global to hire 3000 plus employees in Kerala

QuEST Global, the global product engineering services company will hire 3,000 engineers in Kerala in the next two years, as part of its plans...

Salary woes across the country

In Kerala, aided school teachers are paying a heavy price for a technical snag. The Service and Payroll Administrative Repository for Kerala (SPARK) has...

Vijayamohini Textile Mills workers protest, urge Centre to resume operations

Vijayamohini Textile Mills, which comes under the Union Textile Ministry, has been operating on and off since the pandemic struck about 18 months ago....

Government offices to be operational on Saturdays: Kerala government

Following the marginal improvement in the pandemic situation, the Kerala state government has decided to ease COVID-19 restrictions further. Government offices will now function...

Amazon launches 2 all-women delivery stations in Kerala

Amazon India has launched two delivery stations in Kerala, which will be operated by a 100 per cent all- women team. The stations, at...

Royal Caribbean Cruises stalls India hiring amidst surge in COVID cases

Citing the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in India, Royal Caribbean Cruises has temporarily suspended its plans to hire from India. According...

State governments announce restrictions, leaves for staff amidst surging cases

Various state governments are issuing their own restrictions and orders to try and curb the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. In Kerala, the state...

Over 5 lakh jobless Keralites have returned from the Gulf

Over eight lakh non-resident Keralities have returned to their home state from the Gulf, amidst the ongoing pandemic. Alarmingly, over five lakh of them...

Shortage of human resources in Kerala hampering battle against COVID

Amidst acute shortage of medical and support staff, the faculty in all government medical college hospitals across Kerala have been agitating against the suspension...

Kerala govt to turn resorts and houseboats into work-near-home facilities

The Kerala government is planning to set up work-near-home facilities for various organisations, especially information technology (IT) firms. The tenders for site acquisition are...

Govt’s salary-cut order in Kerala stayed by HC

The state government of Kerala had issued an order for six days’ salary of government employees to be deducted, for five months, to help...

Way.com to hire 200 employees by end of 2020

The American IT firm has launched operations at Thiruvananthapuram   Way.com, the information technology (IT) firm based in California, has launched its operations at Technopark, Kerala. While...

A day off for 10 hours of overtime for Govt employees...

The Kerala government has decided to offer a day off to the government employees to compensate for 10 hours or more of overtime every...

Employees of Muthoot Finance call off strike, resume duty

The staff of Muthoot Finance, a Kerala-based finance firm, called off a 52-day long agitation after discussions with the management in the presence of...

Google employees  protest against mass layoffs

Google, the tech giant, recently fired approximately 12,000 employees in January, which resulted in protests from workers in both the US coasts. The workers...

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GNIDA terminates the services of 49 employees

The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has terminated the services of 49 contractual employees after an investigation uncovered irregularities in their appointment process....

Increase in retirement age to 64 is unalterable: French Labour Minister 

On February 1, 2023, the French Labour Minister, Oliver Dussopt, declared that the increase in retirement age to 64 is unalterable. This statement came...

SC refuses to overturn NCLAT ruling, Jalan Fritsch consortium to pay Jet Airways employees 

The Supreme Court has declined to overturn the decision made by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). The tribunal had ordered the Jalan...

Impact of Budget 2023 on HR

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the budget for 2023, which is the fifth budget of the Modi government's second term. The newly- announced budget...

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