Tag: workers

Google staff in the United States have formed a workers’ union

Employees at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, have launched an unconventional union with help of Communications Workers of America. More than 400 workers have signed up with the Alphabet...

Convicted Ex-Surgeon Pleads Guilty to New Fraud Charges

Former New York orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos, previously convicted on healthcare fraud charges, pleaded guilty last week to new fraud charges that included impersonating a...

COVID-19 prompts workers, corporates to adopt gig economy

New Delhi: At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the job landscape, gig employment is gaining ground and is offering huge potential for...

Rajya Sabha: ‘Historic’ labour law raises fear Indian workers will pay price in a push for profits

MUMBAI: India’s parliament on Wednesday passed “historic” labour laws that the government says help workers and business alike, but activists fear a loss of labour...

The economy still has a mountain to climb, but it’s digging itself out faster than expected

Is the economy half-full or half-empty? That’s the burning question after a surprisingly upbeat U.S. jobs report for August. Read: U.S. regains 1.4 million jobs...

How big unions smooth the way for Amazon worker protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Warehouse employees last month staged a walkout in Michigan to demand safer working conditions at their facility. So did workers in New...

migrant workers: Punjab industry fears ‘exodus’ of migrant labourers

CHANDIGARH: Industry in Punjab fears “exodus” of migrant workers from the state after the Centre allowed stranded labourers to move back to their respective places....

China lifts 73-day lockdown of Wuhan amid sharp increase in COVID-19 cases

Beijing/Wuhan: Tens of thousands of people in Wuhan, the origin point and epicentre for the coronavirus pandemic, began travelling out of the sprawling city on...

COVID-19 crisis can push 40 crore informal sector workers in India deeper into poverty: ILO

New Delhi: The COVID-19 crisis has the potential to push around 40 crore informal sector workers in India deeper into poverty, with the lockdown and...