#Labour

When the wage code takes effect, the manner in which employees' basic salary and provident fund are computed will alter dramatically. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The Centre might soon implement new labour codes in the next few months
  • It will increase companies' provident fund liabilities, reduce employees' take-home pay
  •  44 central labour rules will be rationalised by these four labour codes

Kolkata, May 24 (PTI) The West Bengal government on Monday held a meeting with representatives of the management and labour union of some of the recently closed jute mills to find out how to ...

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
By 2011 Marty Walsh was leading the Boston Trades Council, an ironworker and electrician unions representative. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • He has been serving as the mayor of Boston since 2014
  • Marty suffered from cancer as a child and later followed his father to join his union job
  • Walsh joined the Laborers' Union Local 223 when he was 21 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will be stepping down from his position later this year. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Sanders said that Bezos should agree to testify at the hearing
  • Jennifer Bates, an employee at the Amazon fulfillment center will attend the hearing
  • US President Joe Biden also called out the hurdles being put in by Amazon for union formation

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Federal Reserve chief warned that the true jobless rate is about 10%, far above the official 6.3% rate in January. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • It could take years to recover from the damage the pandemic had on the labour market, Powell said
  • The Fed chief declined to share specifics of Joe Biden's plan, pledging to "stick to our knitting"
  • About 10 million fewer people were employed last month compared to the pre-pandemic period

.Ammapettai, Tamil Nadu, India
The video that went viral on Thursday displays Rahul being held by two individuals while two others beat him with a cane. (Representative image: Unsplash)

  • The incident took place in Thanjavur district's Ammanpetai
  • The afflicted has been identified as 24-year-old Rahul, hailing from Poondimelatheru
  • Two persons invoved in the incident have been called to the police station

.San Francisco, CA, USA
Drivers for ride-sharing and food delivery apps filed the lawsuit directly in California’s top court in January. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Drivers for ride-sharing and food delivery apps filed the lawsuit to nullify a labour legislation known as Proposition 22
  • Proposition 22 overturned a state law that requires app-based service providers to recognise their drivers as employees
  • Ride-sharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft heavily back the legislation

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
United States had registered a 14.7% unemployment rate in April, 2020. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The unemployment rate stands at 6.7%, Labour Department stated
  • Joe Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion spending measure to revitalize the economy
  • 423,734 new filings were made under a program for self-employed people, not normally eligible for benefits