Lafarge India was awarded with the first FICCI Safety Excellence Award for Manufacturing. Mallikarjun M Kharge, Minister for Labour and Employment, Government of India, presented the award to Uday Khanna, CEO and Managing Director, Lafarge India.
Tamil Nadu Labour Department has lodged cases against 17 cement dealers in Madurai city. A raid at many shops, which revealed that the cement bags weighed less than their original weight led to this action.
CHARU BAHRI asks a few tough questions to pinpoint how the incidence of accidents at high-profile and low-key project sites can be reduced. You know that the Indian construction industry is the second-largest employer after agriculture; a fast-growing sector, and a major contributor to the GDP. Here's the flipside - the unenviable tag of being the most dangerous Indian industry to work in, recording the world's highest accident rate amongst construction workers.
Absolute freedom to blue-collar workers could hurt workplace performance, cautions Nalina Kesavamurthi. Instead, it is vital to bring them in line with organisational goals. In most organisations, the management and HR heads want empowerment at all levels, especially at the labour level. But what is empowerment at the labour level in practice? For instance, is it having a trade union for labour to represent their issues? Is it choosing to work with freedom at the machine they want, or the time t