The Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) has called for a united front of all journalists and press unions for a consorted fight to check the menace of mass coercive dismissals and retrenchments in the newspaper industry in the country and now spreading manifold even in Delhi. Side by side it has called upon the government of India and the Delhi state government to intervene immediately to stall unfair labour practices while the wage board was in motion, or face direct action.
The more things change, the more they remain the same. Many things have changed in the global economy: rapid movement of large amounts of capital, significantly expanded trade in goods and services, and also more cross-border movement of people, especially in the form of short-term economic migration. And yet, as labour markets in the global economy become at once more integrated and more complex, some crucial things about it, unfortunately, remain the same.
Assocham president, Sajjan Jindal, released a document ‘Jobs Scenario Post-Diwali’ on October 29, 2008 in New Delhi and announced that seven industry segments had drawn up conclusive plans to curtail their workforce by 25 to 30 per cent, which was likely to be announced in the next 10 days or so.
M K Pandhe, President, CITU has sent the following letter to Oscar Fernandes, Minister of Labour and Employment, regarding retrenchment and lay off by the employers in the prevailing global economic scenario.
It is already home to the world's glitziest buildings, man-made islands and mega-malls - now Dubai plans to build the tallest tower. But behind the dizzying construction boom is an army of migrant labourers lured into a life of squalor and exploitation. Ghaith Abdul-Ahad reports.
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Inhuman repression was let loose on the agitating school teachers in Rohtak in Haryana, the home town of the Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda. One woman guest school teacher, Raj Rani was killed in the police firing.
There was indeed a sense of irony in the way the political establishment went ballistic about the incident in Greater Noida involving the death of Lalit Kishore Chaudhury.
Those responsible for this state are none other than the rulers and the apologists of such un-democracy who do not mind the workmen in their own country being treated as disposable napkins and the law of the land is trampled upon by the carpet baggers.
A report on AIDWA's National Convention of Muslim Women held on August 27, 2008 in New Delhi.
About 800 Muslim women are expected to attend the first National Convention of Muslim Women to be organized by the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA).
The convention will be held in New Delhi on 27th August. Muslim women from UP, Bihar, Delhi, MP, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura, Kerala, AP, Orissa, and Uttarakhand will participate in the convention, according to the president of AIDWA, Subhashini Ali.
Another most alarming feature is the unabated rise in the prices of the essential commodities and the high inflation, which has reached 11.05%, the highest in 13 years. The government does not exhibit any political will to control the prices and provide relief to the common people. It has taken a few monetary and fiscal measures to regulate money supply and imposed some restrictions on the export of a few commodities and claims to have taken steps to contain inflation, which apparently, have not yielded any results.
The CITU, over the last many years, is continuously demanding that iron ore export from the country should be banned. This ban is in the national interest, in the interest of our own steel plants, the present ones and those which are expected to come up in future and above everything else, this ban is in the short term and long term interest of Indian economy.