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A payment before end of contract can boost poor worker’s productivity by 13%, study shows

Researchers from UC Berkeley, MIT, Chicago Booth and France conducted a field experiment in Odisha to find that workers carry their mental burdens to work.

Blue-collar workers app Apna becomes a unicorn in 21 months, valued at $1.1 billion

The digital hiring startup serves more than 16 million users and 150,000 employers and enables an average of 18 million job interviews each month.
Representational image | Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia set to remove several controversial restrictions on foreign workers

Non-Saudis will no longer need employer’s permission to change jobs, travel abroad or leave the country permanently. New rules will come into effect on 14 March.
Workers at a spice factory in Pune

Employees might see better salary hikes in 2021 as companies bet on high consumer demand

Survey finds that companies across sectors like e-commerce, energy, financial institutions and pharmaceuticals, are projected to increase compensation by an average 7.3% in 2021.
Donald Trump during a news conference in the White House in Washington, DC

US judge blocks Trump ban on H-1B visas for high skill workers

New ruling conflicts with a pair of decisions in September in similar cases. Judge says order applies only to members of plaintiff organizations like Amazon and Microsoft.
A worker wearing a protective mask operates a tape cutting machine at a factory in Haryana on 20 April | Bloomberg Photo

How Indian factories are trying to overcome labour shortages as economy reopens

Some companies are promising free travel tickets, housing & food to draw workers to urban areas, others are hiring new faces from nearby locations.
Representational photo | Noida | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

By sealing Delhi NCR borders, Covid has ended fluidity between where labourers live and work

The very labourers who have held on for over two months of lockdown and not left, are now abandoning Delhi NCR in droves.
Construction workers in New Delhi (representational image) | Photo: ANI

HC orders Delhi govt to re-register 5 lakh construction workers, grant them Covid relief

So far, the Delhi govt has provided Rs 5,000 each to 39,000 workers, but high court says the others must be re-registered within four days and granted relief.
File photo | Migrant labourers wave from a train as they leave for Barauni in UP, during the nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar, 10 May | PTI

India’s heartless capitalists deserve the labour shortages they are about to be hit with

The migrant labour crisis has arisen out of the refusal of businessmen to pay wages during lockdown. This is Indian capitalism’s hour of disgrace.
Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi told Gujarat striking millworkers not to be angry at boss or gamble, gossip

'Gandhian Thought and Communication', edited by Biswajit Das, explains why it's crucial to understand Gandhi's involvement in the strike from his point of view.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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