On 13 January 2015, the Union Minister of State for Labour and employment (Independent Charge) Shri Bandaru Dattatreya chaired a tripartite meeting with state governments, central trade unions and employer organizations in New Delhi.
The Minister made an earnest appeal for pro-active involvement of all stakeholders in the labour matters. He said that the Ministry of Labour follows proud legacy of social dialogue. He informed that the Ministry is undertaking a special drive to cover contract and construction workers under formal social security cover. He said that another nationwide campaign is being initiated for the settlement of inoperative provident fund accounts. He appealed to the Worker’s and Employer’s Organisations to be a partner in this drive with renewed vigor. The Ministr is aiming at making this drive an effective tool to cover more and more people in the ambit of Social Security System and the success of this initiative will only ...
GENEVA – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its report, World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015, on Tuesday, 20 January.
This year’s edition includes a forecast of global unemployment levels and explains the factors behind this trend, including continuing inequality and falling wage shares.
It looks at the drivers of the rising middle class in the developing world as well as the risk of social unrest, especially in areas of elevated youth unemployment.
The report discusses structural factors shaping the world of work, including an aging population and shifts in the skills sought by employers.
The Government is revising the rehabilitation of bonded labour scheme and increasing the quantum of financial assistance from Rs 20 thousand to one lakh rupees. The Scheme proposes to increase the budget provision from Rs 5 crores to about Rs 47 crores per annum. This was stated by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya ,the Minister of State (IC) labour and Employment here today while announcing the proposed scheme. While the most deprived and marginalised like the disabled, female and children rescued from trafficking, sexual exploitation and transgender will get Rs 3 lakhs, the next in order is the special category comprising of females and the minors who will now get Rs 2 lakhs. A normal adult male bonded labour will get Rs. 1 lakh, the Minister added. The Minister said under this new package the money will remain in an annuity account, controlled by the District Magistrate and a monthly earning ...
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