In a major boost to the Indians, the United States Administration announced ease to visa application for skilled workers. The development came amid the visit of PM Narendra Modi to the USA, on Joe Biden's invitation. On June 22, the Joe Biden administration announced the same with H-1B visa holders, who are now allowed to renew their visas for work in the nation.
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On its foundation day, the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) launched an accident insurance scheme. On August 9, IYC National President Srinivas BV announced the scheme named Yuva Congress Kavach' for its workers across India. During the meeting, Srinivas said the scheme is in view to acknowledge "the dedication and sacrifice" of the young Congress workers. Initially provided for the office bearers, from national to booth-level in a… read-more
An accident was reported in Satya-Sai district of Andhra Pradesh, when auto-rickshaw carrying farm workers caught fire, on June 30. Notably, a power supply cable fell on the rickshaw, resulting in death of five women in their mid-thirties and leaving two severely injured. DSP Ramakanth confirmed the incident and launched an investigation. Meanwhile, expressing grief, AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced Rs… read-more
In a major update related to the 7th Pay Commission, the central government has decided to increase the risk allowance of defense civilian employees before Holi 2022. In addition, the salary of eligible employees will increase anywhere from Rs 1,000 to 8,000. risk Notably, the allowance is provided to defense civilian employees who are employed in risk-induced duties such as unskilled workers, semi-skilled workers, and so on.
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At least 20 people hospitalized after ammonia leakage reported at a factory in Baikampadi Industrial area, Mangaluru. The police said, a total of 80 employees work at the Everest sea food private limited food processing company. During the leakage, 20 were affected and are undergoing treatment at a medical college hospital. Incident occurred under Panambur police station, which registered a case.
PM Narendra Modi has sent 100 pairs of jute footwears for workers at Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on January 10. The footwears were sent, after PM Modi noticed that majority of people working at the temple are performing duties barefoot, as wearing leather and rubber footwears are prohibited at the Kashi temple premises. The workers who received jute footwears, including sanitation workers, security guards and priests… read-more
Workers of the Laos community hired by the Chinese companies did not pay wages for six years. According to reports, workers were hired by the subcontractor of the Namtha 1 Power Company, on a project to construct homes, health centers, offices, roads, and schools, for the people, displaced due to the construction of a dam. "I built a health center five years ago and still haven't been paid", said a worker.
As many as 1,000 female garment workers in Bengaluru have preferred cycles for their travel to work in-order to save money as well as environment. Addressing the problems of transportation faced by the workers, Garment Labours Union (GLU) President Rukmini VP highlighted the interests of 40-50 workers who opted cycle to work. However, a global environmental group 'Greenpeace India' is collecting funds to provide bicycles and motivate for… read-more
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The Central Government is likely to enable organisations to allow their employees to work for four days a week. Reportedly, the new provision will provide a weekly work limit of 48 hours with three alternatives: 12-hour working slot for four days, 10-hour working for 5 days, and 8 hours for 6 days. The Centre aims to bring the new provision through the implementation of its newly passes four labour codes.
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Due to less foot-fall in its theme parks, Walt Disney announced on November 25 that it would discharge 32,000 employees. The company, in a regulatory filing, has informed that the retrenchment would be in the first half of 2021, primarily targeting the theme park workers. However, the company did not confirm whether the earlier announced 28,000 workers' layoff list has been included in the recently released list.