Tag: Workers

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...

Haryana sanitation staff to get increment of Rs 2,000

Thanks to the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the sanitation workers of the state will now get an increment of up to Rs...

Docs to anganwadi workers — strikes across India

Doctors at the Kerala Medical College Hospital will be on strike today, that is, March 3 in protest against the non-clearance of their dues....

Apple puts Wistron Corp on probation following workers’ violence in ...

Apple has put Wistron on probation saying it will not award new contracts to the Company until the workers’ issues are addressed. Wistron, the...

25 cr workers to participate in nationwide trade unions’ strike today

The 10 central trade unions — including the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS),...

Indian Railways engages over 12,276 workers in projects across 6 states

The 125-day Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan has given employment to about 12,276 workers and generated about 10,66,246 man-days of work as on September 25,...

4800 BPCL workers go on 48hr strike against privatisation

Around 4,800 employees of Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) were on a two day strike to protest against the government’s decision to privatise and the management’s...

Standing Committee on Labour calls for social protection of unorganised-sector workers

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour, submitted its report on Code on Social Security, 2019, with recommendations for social protection of those working in...

How Trident incentivised learning for blue-collar employees

Ludhiana-based Trident Group, which is into manufacturing home textiles and paper, has decided to reward its blue-collar employees in a unique way. It has launched...

Maharashtra tries to help its jobless workers, sets up portal

In an attempt to fill the gap created by the migration of workers from the urban areas to their villages, the Skill Development Department...

Railways to employ migrant workers through MGNREGA

With thousands of migrant labourers returning to their villages and struggling to survive without jobs, the Indian Railways has decided to employ them under...

Private organisations cannot be forced to pay full wages: SC

The Supreme Court, on June 4, stopped the Government from taking any ‘coercive action’ against private companies who were unable to pay full wages...

Wheels stop turning for Atlas Cycles, staff laid off

Atlas Cycles has admitted that it is unable to carry on manufacturing operations amidst financial limitations. On June 3, therefore, it laid off its...

GCCI requests Gujarat government to permit 30%-50% salary cuts

On behalf of about 16 industry associations in Gujarat, the Regional Council of the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has written to...

Over 18.5 lakh employed in Chhattisgarh under MNREGA, despite lockdown

While more than 77.85 lakh workers have managed to receive a source of livelihood under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA)...

Rajasthan factory workers to work 12 hours a day

When  India is into its second phase of the lockdown, factories and manufacturing facilities are gearing up to resume activities in a phased manner....

200 million workers to join nationwide strike tomorrow

Over 200 million workers across sectors—defence, public sector, oil, banking, coal, and transport—will join the nationwide general strike tomorrow, 8 January, 2020. Workers’ unions across...

Coca Cola workers show concerns over job security after change in...

Workers at the Varanasi and Dasna plant of Coca Cola in Uttar Pradesh are demanding job security from the Atlanta based beverage maker. They...

Workers’ protest at Honda plant enters 3rd week

About 2500 contractual workers have been agitating inside and outside the Manesar plant demanding fair compensation for those who have been asked to leave,...

Anganwadi employees to get smartphones

The Delhi government will be providing smartphones to its Anganwaadi workers. This is expected to increase control over the 10,752 Anganwaadi centres enabling adequate...

Global warming will cause productivity loss: ILO report

According to an International Labour Organisation (ILO) report, global warming is expected to increase heat stress amongst workers, especially in the agriculture sector. The...

Videocon on the verge of labour unrest

Workers at Videocon Industries’ Aurangabad plant are losing their patience. Not surprising, since they have not been paid salaries for the last 10 months....

Centre to launch social security plan for all workers

The objective is to embrace the large number of workers in the organised and unorganised sectors who are currently not under the social security net.

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

Poland gets new LTTS R&D centre, local engineering talent to be...

Larsen & Toubro Technology Services (LTTS), the global engineering services company, has launched its new engineering, research and development (ER&D) centre in Krakow, Poland....

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Unilever elevates BP Biddappa to CHRO, global home care

Unilever has elevated BP Biddappa to the position of CHRO of the global home care business. Prior to this elevation, Biddappa was the global...

Flipkart’s Kapil Vardhan joins Teachmint as CHRO

Teachmint, an education infrastructure provider has announced the appointment of Kapil Vardhan as its new CHRO. He will play a crucial role in building...

AdmitKard to expand team of 150 by 66% in 4 months

AdmitKard, the edtech startup, which simplifies access to higher education opportunities, is on an aggressive hiring spree. It plans to onboard around 100 employees,...

33% reservation for women in outsourced jobs in Karnataka government

Things are looking up for women in the job market across India. Down south, the Government of Karnataka has reserved 33 per cent of...

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“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...

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...

“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...