Govt of India committee on NREGA is perpetuating violation of the Minimum Wages Act

NREGA Sangharsh Morcha’s reaction to the main recommendation of the Nagesh Singh Committee on NREGA wage revision: At a meeting with Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development and other officials from the Ministry, NREGA Sangharsh Morcha has strongly objected to the recommendations of the Nagesh Singh (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development) Committee on the question … More Govt of India committee on NREGA is perpetuating violation of the Minimum Wages Act

How govt has absolved itself of responsibility for causing delay in payment of MGNREGA wages

Excerpts from a Swaraj Abhiyan note on illegalities in implementing the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) because of inadequate efforts by Central and State Governments when country witnessed distress in rural areas caused by consecutive droughts: Despite repeated claims by the Finance Minister and the Rural Development Minister of adequately providing for MGNREGA, … More How govt has absolved itself of responsibility for causing delay in payment of MGNREGA wages

No proper consultations held before the framing of the Draft Labour Code on social security

By Ramapriya Gopalakrishnan* In March this year, the Ministry for Labour and Employment unveiled the third of its series of Labour Codes aimed at simplifying and rationalizing the labour laws. The Draft Labour Code on Social Security has been placed in the public domain and comments and suggestions have been invited in respect of its … More No proper consultations held before the framing of the Draft Labour Code on social security

Workers’ death in West Godavari industry: Civil society team had warned of high pollution levels

About 50 senior activists associated with the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), including Medha Patkar (Narmada Bachao Andolan), Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey and Shankar Singh  (Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan and National Campaign for People’s Right to Information), Prafulla Samantara (Lok Shakti Abhiyan), Lingraj Azad (Samajwadi Jan Parishad – Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti), Binayak Sen and Kavita Srivastava (People’s … More Workers’ death in West Godavari industry: Civil society team had warned of high pollution levels

Life imprisonment to Maruti workers is a clear example of degradation of criminal justice system

By Battini Rao* The sessions court in Gurgaon on 18 March, 2017 sentenced 13 workers of Maruti Suzuki to life imprisonment for murder. Twelve of these are the erswhtile leaders of the Maruti Suzuki Workers’ Union. Eighteen others were sentenced from three to five years for rioting and causing grievous injury. Cases against these workers … More Life imprisonment to Maruti workers is a clear example of degradation of criminal justice system

Lack of occupational safety measures for contract workers reason behind Jharkhand miners’ death

Mines, minerals and PEOPLE (mm&P) writes to the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, on the death of several miners in the Lalmatia open-cast coal mines of the Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) in Godda, Jharkhand. The incident occurred on 29th Dec 2016. Text of the letter: Mm&P (mines, minerals & PEOPLE) is a growing alliance of individuals, institutions and … More Lack of occupational safety measures for contract workers reason behind Jharkhand miners’ death