Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: workers

Working late is a thing of the past in Belgium. They now have a ‘right to disconnect’

A new law passed in Belgium allows civil servants to switch off work emails, texts and phone calls received out of hours, without fear of reprisals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.