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March 11 2022
A worker’s right to get wages
The Bombay High Court has said that workers have the fundamental right to get payment of wages under Article 21 of our Constitution. Further, the Court said that financial difficulties of an employer cannot be a reason for non-payment or delayed payment of wages to workmen. Referring to our Constitution, the Court said that the […]
February 21 2022
Exploitation of workers: Can the new labour regime help?
Indian workers in factories supplying the supermarket chains Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, and the fashion brand Ralph Lauren, told the BBC they are being subjected to exploitative work conditions. Legal regulation of working conditions The workers’ claims indicate a violation of the Factories Act, 1948 which states workers should not work for […]
February 27 2022
How is the government helping migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic?
The Supreme Court has directed the Government to provide stranded migrant workers with dry ration under the Atma Nirbhar Scheme or other suitable schemes, and to provide them with a community kitchen. The Court asked the Government to publicise the various schemes and the places of community kitchens so that those who need the benefits […]
February 28 2022
Protecting medical workers during the Covid-19 pandemic
In light of the recent violence against doctors, the Gauhati High Court has asked the State government to submit a detailed response on measures taken to prevent attacks on medicare service persons (doctors, nurses, paramedics, medical students, etc). The Court also asked the government to ensure that no weapons/firearms are allowed inside hospitals. To know […]
February 23 2022
The new labour regime and the Right to Strike
The Nurses Union of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi has called off its strike after a meeting with the hospital administration, hours after the Delhi High Court restrained it from continuing the agitation. Around 5,000 nurses went on a strike from Monday over long pending demands, including better pay. Legal […]