A domestic employee held captive with the aid of an employer is rescued by fellow people in Noida.

Zohra Bibi, a home help, was held captive overnight by her employers in their gated community in Noida for two months’ pending income. When her husband, a construction worker, went to the apartment to find out if Zohra Bibi was nevertheless being held there, the security officials at the gate avoided his entry. When he returned with his neighbors, it descended into a riot-like scenario. The trouble also took a communal flavor while citizens of the complicated accused the people of being ‘Bangladeshis.’ The police needed to be known to improve the state of affairs. But the police have filed two one-of-a-kind FIRs, one opposing the organization and another against the domestic assistant (at the employer’s criticism). It is likewise being stated that the police have resorted to further detentions and arrests inside the basis (profits neighborhoods) wherein Zohra Bibi lives and from where her neighbors had come to rescue her.

The Life of Labour: Zohra Bibi Rescued, TCS Commits Not to Fire 2000 Employees in Lucknow 1

The incident is one of numerous instances wherein domestic employees were subjected to harassment, abysmal wages, and humiliation. While chronicling many such incidents, an article in The Ladies Finger argues that the exploitation and dehumanizing actions are a symptom of a deeply seated elegance and caste discrimination at the heart of our society.

GST Impact: Job losses feared in power loom and fireworks industries

Protests were held in Surat and Sivakasi in opposition to the harmful outcomes of GST. “The GST is levied at more than one level for the power loom zone. The new taxation policy is possible to affect the employment of over one crore people, at once and indirectly worried in a cottage and small-scale industries,” said Rajya Sabha MP T.K. Rangarajan, a member of the CPI(M), at a rally in Sivakasi. Workers from health and fireworks factories had also been protesting. Around 1,2 hundred power loom units in Surat in the Anjani industrial estate downed their shutters.

Fish people take coastal yatra demanding conservation of fisheries, coast, and livelihood.

Several groups such as People’s Movement towards ICTT, National Fishworkers Forum, Coastal Action Network, Aazhkadal Meenpidi Thozhilaalar Sangham, Vangakadal Meenpidi Thozhilaalar Sangham, Ramanathapuram Fishworkers Trade Union (RFTU), National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM), and People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) have launched a yatra that has already visited extra than 60 villages throughout the coast of Tamil Nadu. At the yatra, fisherfolk called for repealing additional GST on a fishing gadget, the new port in Enayam in Kanyakumari, and the return to robust CRZ (Coastal Regulation Zones) norms.

Deep-sea fishing seems to have acquired a guide from the modern-day BJP authorities. Still, several fishing communities oppose the circulate as they feel it’d result in a quicker depletion of fish. At the samsame time, more than one port is being evolved throughout the country as part of the Sagarmala task, with many of them, including the seaport developing at Enayam, related to the eviction of nearby groups or environmental harm.

TCS commits now not to hire 2,000 employees in its Lucknow branch

With TCS planning to close its Lucknow operations, there has been fear that over 2000 software program engineers would lose their jobs. The worry won faith with the organization posting a decrease in the preceding yr’s income growth. TCS has assured that it was not planning this sort of termination. It has also stated that it would accommodate software engineers in other locations throughout India.

Tech Mahindra was compelled to apologize after their exit interview went viral on social media.

Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra organization, brought his private apology to Tech Mahindra’s apology to one of their employees for the way they terminated his service. The audio of the exit interview wherein he was given just at some point to quit his task went viral on social media and came beneath intense complaints from all different IT workers. Even though the organization said that layoffs would be kept by their strategic necessities, the control provided their apologies for how the termination was dealt with and confident to do so so that such incidents don’t appear inside destiny. The layoffs are being challenged in diverse labor departments and courts in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Telangana.

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Partial prohibition and highway liquor ban render heaps jobless in Tamil Nadu.

According to the Tamil Nadu TASMAC Employees Association district president, K. Muruganandam, approximately 20,000 salespeople and assistants have misplaced their jobs after the authorities closed 4,321 stores. He says that a few of the employees had served 14 years. Due to their contractual employment status, those workers seem to have acquired no compensation or alternative employment from the country.

An evaluation of two authorities’ pension schemes for unorganized workers

A paper in the Inic and Political Weekly describes the successes and screw-ups of the ‘National Pension System-Lite’ and ‘Atal Pension Yojana’ to offer an operating pension scheme for people experiencing poverty, and thepoorderlyeir substantial literature overview cites that estimates about 18 million older adults dwelling beneath the poverty line in India. Other research showed that in Rajasthan, pension turned into the number one source of earnings for most people of aged human beings and that they specifically spent it on meals and hospital therapy. NPS-Lite became one of the first pension schemes and, after very restricted fulfillment, was replaced by contemporary authorities at the Atal Pension Yojana (APY).

The APY became especially focused on unorganized people and promised them a fixed month-to-month remuneration after retirement if they made an essential contribution for at least two decades. While it’s been registering an excessive boom in subscribers and donations, the authors point out some of the flaws with the scheme together with stringent default consequences, restricted government co-contribution, poor agent incentivization, decreased flexibility in going out and withdrawal, and the truth that advantages are not indexed to inflation.