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Labour Dept registers 26,000 migrant workers-

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago India
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KOCHI: The Labour Department has registered 26,000 migrant workers in Ernakulam district under the insurance project of the state government. The department has started facilitation centres in the district and deployed several officers for registering migrant workers under the scheme.“The department is primarily targeting workers in Ernakulam. Reg

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India works closely with UAE to address issues faced by migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago India
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India's Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Suri, has said that only a ‘miniscule’ number of Indian residents in the UAE face difficulties, harassment or abuse.


The UAE is ‘not a country that habitually exploits people,’ he was quoted by the ‘Economic Times’ as saying.


He added that India's Ministry of External Affairs is working closely with t Read More

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State assures migrant workers of safety

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago India
http://www.thehindu.com — Labour Minister says misinformation campaigns on social media are part of a smear campaign against Kerala

Backing up its commitment to the safety of migrant workers in Kerala, the government on Tuesday announced a slew of measures for their welfare.


Addressing a press conference, Labour Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan said the messages circulating on the social media about migrant labo Read More

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​Domestic workers: Domestic workers demand welfare board and fixed salary

Posted by jaypee 263 days ago India
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BHUBANESWAR: In order to protect the interests of domestic workers, All Odisha Domestic Labourers Association (AODLA) on Monday demanded the state government to constitute a welfare board. They also urged the state government to form a domestic workers' policy to protect their rights. There are around 12,000 domestic workers in the capital city only.

"Though most households

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Move to educate migrant workers in most literate State

Posted by jaypee 373 days ago India
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The sense of alienation that migrant workers in Kerala feel will come down substantively if the efforts of the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA) prove a success.


The KSLMA is all set to launch a social literacy drive to integrate migrant labourers into Kerala society, by imparting reading and writing skills to them and to orient them to Read More

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Domestic helps call for min wage of rs 60/hour

Posted by jaypee 413 days ago India
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CHENNAI: Domestic workers have called for laws to guarantee a minimum wage of `60 per hour for them and a set of guidelines to protect their interests. At a public hearing organised by the National Domestic Workers’ Movement, they also expressed concern regarding rehabilitation of slum dwellers on the city’s outskirts.


Sexual harassment, illtreatment and inhuman wo Read More

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Indian domestic workers demand fair wages, days off and a cup of coffee

Posted by jaypee 414 days ago India
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CHENNAI, India, Sept 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For as long as she can remember, R Meenakshi has been waking up at dawn to wash dishes, sweep floors and scrub clothes, earning 2,000 rupees ($30) a month.


"I am 65 and it might be too late, but I want more respect for the work I have done all my life," Meenakshi told a public hearing organised by two labour rights groups in t Read More

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Assam govt proposes to revise minimum wages for domestic help

Posted by jaypee 416 days ago India
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Guwahati, Sept 27 () The Assam government today said it has proposed to revise the minimum wages payable to workers engaged as domestic help.


"The state government after consultation with the State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for the employment of domestic workers has recently made a draft proposal for revising the minimum rates of wages," an official release said.


As per th Read More