Labour, Jobs and Employment – Harmonization of labour laws, gender gap, unemployment, etc.

Minimum wage hiked, but unions firm on strike plan

  1. News: The Left-affiliated central trade unions will go ahead with the one-day nationwide strike, even as the Centre announced sops in a bid to placate the unions
  2. Govt offers: A hike in the minimum wage for unskilled non-agricultural workers in central public sector units from Rs. 246 to Rs. 350 a day
  3. Formation of a committee to look into extending benefits under the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Act to unorganised sectors, including anganwadi, mid-day meal and Asha volunteers
  4. The Finance Ministry also issued a notification on higher bonus to government employees for 2014-15 and 2015-16
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