Tag: Workers

With no space for precautionary quarantine, Foxconn freezes hiring

Foxconn, the supplier of Apple iPhones, has reportedly imposed a hiring pause. Why? Because it is facing shortage of space to quarantine workers at...

Shopify fires 1000 workers globally

Shopify, the e-commerce company based out of Canada, has announced that it will lay off 10 per cent of its workforce. That means, about...

“Will resolve wage dispute at the earliest”: Ministry reassures Coal India...

There is a potential threat to the supply of Coal in the country as Coal India (CIL) workers have threatened to go on strike...

Most median workers in the US earned higher salaries than previous...

A study by the Wall Street Journal has revealed that the medium average salary of employees at 25 top US companies exceeded $100,000 in...

Ford plans to add more workers to its payroll by 2026

American automobile giant, Ford, is planning to expand its operations in various cities across the US, as per a company statement. As part of...

Another company follows in Better.com’s footsteps, fires 800 via video message

A British shipping and logistics firm, P&O Ferries fired 800 seafarers through a video message. This came as a sudden shock to all the...

Amazon relocates workers at Seattle downtown area over safety concerns

Amazon has decided to relocate its employees at the Seattle downtown area in the US as the number of crime and violent cases have...

Laid off McDonald’s union workers reinstated

Employees who were furloughed in 2020 by a McDonald’s franchise, were recently given back their jobs. However, Mitchell Enterprises, the franchise that runs many...

Amazon workers now have the right to unionise

In a landmark agreement, Amazon, the e-commerce giant, has agreed to allow its employees the rights to freely organise within the Company, that is,...

Urban Company sues protesting women workers

Online service-providing platform, Urban Company has sued a bunch of its women workers for protesting against a recently announced new policy. With this, these...

Delhi hikes minimum wages for skilled, unskilled and semi-skilled workers

There is good news for the unskilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers of Delhi. The State government has hiked the minimum wages of unskilled workers...

Google’s contract workers fight against bonus cut

About 250 contractual workers working for Google’s data centre raised their voices against a bonus cut. These temps were promised a weekly bonus of...

US sees accelerated hiring, adds 5 lakh + jobs in October

As reported by the US Labour Department, employers across the US created about 5,31,000 jobs in October, and caused the unemployment rate to dip...

BetterPlace acquires OLX People, Waah Jobs; will serve gig, blue-collar workers

BetterPlace is now all set to help organisations manage the entire lifecycle of their blue-collar workforce from a single platform. That means, smooth hiring,...

Centre’s e-Shram portal sees registration of over 3 crore workers

The Ministry of Labour and Employment announced on October 9, that over 3 crore people from the unorganised sector have registered on the e-Shram...

£62,000 for picking vegetables and fruits?

TH Clements and Son, a British firm that supplies fresh vegetables and fruits to supermarkets, is paying very attractive salaries to workers keen to...

No dearth of strikes, disgruntled workers across India

While most of India is struggling to limp back to normalcy, there seems to be no dearth of strikes and protests, with many employees...

Centre’s e-Shram portal to register 38 crore unorganised workers

The Centre launched the e-Shram portal on August 26, to register 38 crore unorganised workers, including labourers, migrant workers, street vendors and also domestic...

Renault-Nissan asked to pay extra wages to workers

An Indian arbitrator has asked the Japanese car maker, Renault-Nissan, to pay additional wages to its 3,542 workers at the Chennai plant. The arbitrator...

Apple’s suppliers luring workers with attractive bonuses

Suppliers of Apple in China are prepping to meet the surge in demand that is anticipated following the upcoming launch of the iPhone 13...

Telangana ASHA workers seek hike, fixed pay

Just when an ASHA worker in Rajasthan made headlines for rowing a boat in difficult conditions to reach villagers awaiting vaccination, in Telangana, ASHA...

Exxon workers threaten to extend strike, halt crude oil production

Employees at Exxon Mobil's oilfield in Doba, Chad, are threatening to continue their strike demanding a guarantee from Exxon that they would be paid...

Amazon’s ‘time off task’ policy under scrutiny

Amazon has decided to extend the period over which the average of ‘time off task’ is calculated. The e-retailer has been using complicated algorithms...

Renault-Nissan workers go on strike, Hyundai suspends operations

The workers at Renault-Nissan’s car plant in Tamil Nadu have refused to resume work and have gone on a strike as the employee union,...

Workers at Volvo Trucks vote against contract proposal

Unionised workers at the Volvo Trucks North America plant in Pulaski County rejected the tentative five-year contract, about 15 days after they ended a...

Stressed out docs, medical workers across India seek better treatment, pay

Even amidst the second wave of the pandemic, frontline workers, especially those associated with the medical field and the medical fraternity seem to be...

IMF refuses funds to crisis-hit Pakistan, govt employees’ wages likely to...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has refused to provide financial aid to Pakistan, which is currently experiencing a severe economic crisis, at a time...

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Unions want OPS restored, Raghuram Rajan says, ‘not a good idea’

While various employee unions of Central and state governments are threatening to agitate if the old pension scheme is not restored, Raghuram Rajan, former...

Subhashis Sinha is now CHRO, TBZ-The Original

After spending over a decade with Asian Paints, Subhashis Sinha has joined TBZ- The Original, as CHRO. An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, Sinha began his...

Nationwide protest on Feb 23 warns national union of railways

The national unions of rail workers, along with other central government employees, have announced plans to hold nationwide protests on February 23 to address...

Transgender employment and quotas: Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stance

The Delhi High Court has requested a response from the Indian government regarding a petition that calls for the employment of transgender individuals and...

DIALOGUE

EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...