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Financial losses cannot be offset on the weary shoulders of the labourer: SC Court quashes anti-worker notification by Gujarat government

On October 1, 2020 a three-Judge Supreme Court Bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra, DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph, quashed a Gujarat government notification exempting factories from paying overtime wages to workers and providing ideal working conditions to them amid the Covid-19 lockdown, on grounds of public emergency in Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha & Anr. v. State…

New MSP for Kharif crops

खाद्य संप्रभुता बचेगी तभी होगा भारत आत्मनिर्भर छोटे किसानों के अधिकारों की सुरक्षा से ही महफूज रहेगा हर किसी के भोजन का अधिकार

(सरकार की ओर से हाल में पारित कराए गए तीन कृषि बिलों से देश की खाद्य संप्रभुता खतरे में पड़ गई है. इनसे खाद्य सुरक्षा के नियमन और इसके लिए जरूरी कानूनी ढांचे के टूटने की आशंका बढ़ गई है. यह ब्रीफिंग पेपर इसी मुद्दे से जुड़ा है) संसद में खेती-किसानी से जुड़े जो तीन…

Does the Constitution stand with our farmers and their rights? A closer look at safeguards available to the agricultural community

The country is presently engulfed in peaceful protests by farmers, a community that has largely known to be organised yet silent; a community that toils hard to drive the farming sector and to ensure food security for the countrymen. According to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural…

Why has India ratified but not yet adopted UN Resolution on farmers’ rights? Recently passed three farm bills have provisions that clash with international conventions

Corrigendum: A previous version of this report said that India had not signed up for or voted in favour of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. The error is deeply regretted. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas was…

CJP’s appeal for migrant workers’ right to vote CJP's latest campaign for migrant workers of India

CJP campaigns to ensure migrant workers get their right to vote. The millions of voices count in a democracy that aims to be more inclusive. Add your voice of support. Visit https://cjp.org.in/let-migrant-vote/ to sign the petition. #LetMigrantsVote CJP reaches out to thousands of migrant workers trapped in a food crisis CJP against Hunger: Essentials supplied…

CJP campaigns for migrant workers’ Right to Vote Our #LetMigrantsVote Campaign

Following the lockdown, India’s gaze has, for the first time, been turned towards the “migrant labourer”and the plight that a sudden lockdown caused to them. This is why Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and other organisations such as Lok Shakti Abhiyan, Bangla Sanskriti Manch, All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) and Bharatiya…

List of Nodal Officers in Maharashtra For providing assistance to stranded migrants, students and tourists amidst the Covid-19 outbreak

As India enters the third phase of the lockdown efforts are being made to help people stuck in different state to get back to their home states. This process is being undertaken after inter-state discussions on how best to help hapless migrant workers, students, tourists and others go back home to their loved ones. The…

Compendium of Judgments on the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (June 15, 2016) Contains all judgments related to the FRA from 2007 to 2015

Compiled by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, the Compendium contains a total of 648 judgments delivered by the Supreme Court, various High Courts, and the Central Information Commission. The Compendium can be accessed here: CJP stands with the millions of Adivasis whose lives and livelihoods are threatened…

Death down the drain A timeline of deaths of sanitation workers

The National Commission of Safai Karamcharis reported that at least 50 people have died within the first six months of 2019 while cleaning sewers in India. However, the lives of these workers have not received a fraction of that government attention proffered to the Swacch Bharat Mission. Let us have a look at a timeline marking…

ASHA’s from across Maharashtra Gather in Mumbai Demanding government's attention and better pay

Recognised as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), these women are suffering because despite their hard work and critical role in improving the health and hygiene of people in villages across India they are not recognized as government employees and are grossly underpaid. Barring a few states, ASHA workers do not get fixed salaries, but incentives…

In 2018, billionaires’ wealth increased even as wealth of world’s poorest declined: Oxfam

A new report from anti-poverty organisation Oxfam has found that the the 26 wealthiest billionaires own as much in assets as the 3.8 billion people who comprise the poorest half of the world, the Guardian reported. According to Oxfam, billionaires’ wealth rose by $900 billion in 2018, or $2.5 billion per day, an overall increase…

देशभर के किसानो की लड़ाई अब पहुंचेगी दिल्ली किसान मुक्ति मार्च 29 & 30 नवंबर

दिल्ली चलो का नारा देकर २१० किसान संघठन एक साथ २९, ३० नवंबर, २०१८ को दिल्ली पहुंच रहे है। इस वीडियो में अखिल भारतीय किसान सभा के हन्नान मोल्ला और अजित नवले से सुनिए की किसान क्या मांग रहे है। मुंबई में हाल ही में आयोजित शेतकारी हक़्क़ परिषद् में शरद पवार, अशोक चवण सह…

The Occupied Palestinian Territory has the world’s highest unemployment

According to a report released earlier this year, titled The situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories, the unemployment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) has increased to the highest in the world, at 27.4% in 2017, the International Labour Organization (ILO) reported. The unemployment rates for Palestinian women are nearing 50%, with the…

Women less likely to be active in the labour market than men: ILO study

A new study from the International Labour Organization (ILO) released earlier this month has found that women are less likely than men to be participants in the labour market, and more likely to be unemployed in most areas of the world. According to the study, the global women’s labour force participation rate in 2018 is 48.5%, while…

South Korea reduces 68-hour workweek

South Korea’s National Assembly has passed a law reducing the maximum weekly work hours from 68 to 52, the Guardian reported. The shorter workweek was one of President Moon Jae-in’s campaign promises; he also helped establish a 16% increase in the country’s minimum wage this year. The law was considered necessary to better living standards, generate…

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