Britain’s Labour calls for coronavirus lockdown exit strategy

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s opposition Labour Party Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer speaks to members of the media as he leaves the BBC headquarters after appearing on The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain January 5, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

We have managed to keep most of the labourers working on large projects: Irfan Razack

In this new era we had DeMon, we have had RERA and now its Covid. What is the extent of the impact on the industry post this?We are going through a very different time now. Currently, the only thing that we are seeking is how we can keep the situation safe, how we can keep […]

AITUC condemns staff termination amid lockdown; writes to Labour Minister

New Delhi: All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) has urged Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar to take steps to desist industries from terminating staff amid the lockdown, making a particular reference to a global technology firm which has fired 700 employees. In a letter shot off to Gangwar, AITUC said,”…making a particular reference to Fareportal India […]

VN labour export companies hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic

Sending workers overseas was particularly dangerous at present as the risk of being infected was high at airports, he said, adding that HANIC’s partners had taken the initiative to suspend bringing in workers from overseas under contracts signed earlier due to the lack of jobs.

Labour rejects planned increase in VAT

NAAT in its communique at the end of its 40th National Executive Council, NEC, meeting at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State said it “rejects “any increase in VAT that would rob workers of the national minimum wage and also leave their economy in extremely serious distress.”

4,871 shelter camps to hold 7.5 lakh migrant labourers, State tells HC

Senior advocate Gayatri Singh and advocate Kranti representing the NGOs said though various advisories have been issued by the Central and State governments and there are several schemes in place, the State authorities are not implementing them and the benefits are not reaching migrant labourers and homeless people.

Coronavirus and the plight of labourer

According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, one in two (56%) Pakistani labourers is employed in vulnerable jobs. The share of vulnerable workers is the highest in agriculture (88%) but is also significant in sectors such as wholesale and retail trade (70%), real estate (63%), hotels and restaurants (49%) and transport and telecommunication (49%). Workers […]

Police intercept truck with 82 UP-bound labourers in Bhosari; driver arrested

“We have been getting such cases regularly. A few days ago, 132 people were crammed in one truck and were headed north. After getting hold of these workers, we sanitise them, note down their information and send them to relief camps where they are provided with essential items. These workers are in a state of […]

Labour: Keir Starmer unveils full shadow cabinet line-up

Lisa Nandy appointed shadow foreign secretary The task facing Labour’s new leader Profile of the new shadow chancellor Ed Miliband returns to Labour top team Sir Keir has appointed Angela Rayner, who won the contest to be Labour’s deputy leader, as shadow first secretary of state. She will also deputise for him at Prime Minister’s […]

Neighbours of Labour mayor who said Boris ‘deserved’ coronavirus hold street party for PM – and even police join in

“We wish the Prime Minister, and all who are suffering with this awful disease, a speedy recovery and send love and solidarity to them and their families.