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Some Reflections on the Crisis of Left in India

Timothy Kerswell and Surendra Pratap The left is currently facing an overall downturn and a multidimensional crisis in India. The decisive changes that occurred in India’s society, economy and politics … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

भारत के मजदूर आंदोलन के समक्ष चुनौतियां

सुरेन्द्र प्रताप बदलाव प्रक्रिति का नियम है। कोई भी चीज स्थिर नहीं रहती है और कोई भी चीज अपरिवर्तनीय नहीं रह सकती है। लेकिन बदलाव की प्रक्रिति और गति की … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

8 Proposals for the Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights

This is a historic achievement after decades of discussions and failed attempts within the United Nations. Such an instrument has the potential to substantially promote the protection and fulfilment of … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The European Commission has buried a 3 million euro research project that analysed 5000 firms and concluded that it could not find any clear evidence of positive impacts of corporate social responsibility on Europe’s economy or society

The corporate wax nose https://www.tni.org/en/article/the-corporate-wax-nose A fountain of noble intentions and good deeds, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has long been advertised as a sure-fire way to improve and extend the … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Has EPFO lost its mandatory status?

To be sure, employers will continue to deposit EPF contribution for each eligible employee on the rolls. It is only going to affect employee’s savings by increasing their take home … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

PF Withdrawal Rules, Processes and Problems

PF Withdrawal Rules, Processes and Problems (India) Surendra Pratap, Center for Workers Education, New Delhi, 2016 (A Study Conducted for Fair Wear Foundation) pf-withdrawal-rules-processes-and-problems-_india_ The Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

What does it Mean?: Now the Labour Ministry opts for ‘international consultation’ on fixing minimum wages: has put on hold its plan to fix minimum wages for all contract workers at Rs.10,000 per month, following objections from industry.

Centre puts wage plan for contract workers on hold SOMESH JHA, The Hindu, NEW DELHI, July 21, 2016; http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/centre-puts-wage-plan-for-contract-workers-on-hold/article8876802.ece?utm_source=email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Newsletter Labour Ministry opts for ‘international consultation’ on fixing minimum wages The … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Factory Killing Verdict That Makes Little Sense

By Madhumita Dutta on 13/01/2016 ; http://thewire.in/2016/01/13/a-factory-killing-verdict-that-makes-little-sense-17938/ In early December, as Tamil Nadu went under water with unprecedented floods, one news that got submerged alongside, was the sentencing of eight … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Political Economy of Labour Law Reforms in India-part I&II

The Political Economy of Labour Law Reforms in India I The Political-economy-of-labour-reforms-part-II-The-Agenda-of-Labour

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Political Economy of Labour law Reforms in India- Part III

The Political Economy of Labour law Reforms in India- Part III Surendra Pratap, Center for Workers Education, New Delhi Download Article: The Political Economy of Labour law Reforms in India … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Study shows that modern hunter-gatherer tribes operate on egalitarian basis, suggesting inequality was an aberration that came with the advent of agriculture http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/may/14/early-men-women-equal-scientists?CMP=share_btn_tw Download full article here: Early men and … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Aam Admi Party Launches Shramik Vikas Mission on May Day

Highlights of the Shramik Vikas Mission • Delhi Government will amend the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, to enhance the jail term and fine for non-payment of minimum wages by employers … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pricol workers stage protest – The Hindu

Pricol workers stage protest – The Hindu.

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

These conditions of constant war, tension and conflict will never end until capitalism is overthrown, it is the modern era’s new normal

Chinese Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Upsets Washington Richard Mellor, March 29, 2015; http://weknowwhatsup.blogspot.in/2015/03/chinese-asian-infrastructure-investment.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+FactsForWorkingPeople+(Facts+For+Working+People) We have always argued on this blog that the so-called diplomacy of the world’s nations is phony. … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Indian Labour Update Jan-March 2015

Indian Labour Update Jan-March 2015 Surendra Pratap Center for Workers Education, New Delhi Download Document:Indian Labour Update January-March 2015 This is an update of labour struggles and issues for January-March … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Labour in the Indian Global Factory and the Social Security Challenge

Surendra Pratap, Centre for Workers Education, New Delhi, 2015 Download Paper here:The Labour in the Indian Global Factory and the Social Security Challenge Introduction Commenting on the emerging economic, political … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Towards a Regional Social Security for South Asia -A framework for discussion

Surendra Pratap, Centre for Workers Education, New Delhi, 2015 Download full paper Here: Towards a Regional Social Security for South Asia -A framework for discussion Introduction ILO’s Social Security initiative … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Political Economy of Labour Law Reforms in India Part II: The Agenda of Labour

Surendra Pratap, December 20, 2014; http://sanhati.com/blog/12398/ Summary: After setting the background of changing labour laws in the first part of the study [available here], in this second part the author … Continue reading

December 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Political Economy of Labour Law Reforms-Part II: The Agenda of Labour

Download PDF: Political economy of labour reforms part II -The Agenda of Labour Surendra Pratap, Centre for Workers Education, New Delhi To clearly understand the challenges of the labour movement created … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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