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1.Affordable housing for EPFO subscribers

The Ministry of Labour & Employment will come up with a mega housing scheme to offer affordable houses for over 5 crore Employees´ Provident Fund Organization( EPFO)

2.The Trade-Off

Developers in Mumbai rejoice as they are granted 25 per cent additional FSI in exchange for road development. But not everybody’s cheering.

3.Lafarge wins FICCI Safety Award

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.

4.Provident Fund Matters

Builders and Provident Funds are in news these days. CW delves into the finer nuances of the legal aspects of PF.

5.Most Admired Companies | Larsen & Toubro

"Completing projects well before the scheduled date to save cost; maximising operational efficiency; mechanising labour intensive task/work; proactive business development;

6.TN files cases against 17 cement dealers in Madurai

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.

7.End Game

While the Olympic Games enable the host country to showcase its construction skills and capabilities for innovation, the applause overshadows the loss to the local building trade and the economy,

8.Better safe than sorry

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.

9.The nature of empowerment

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

10.PRICE OF Steel products riseS

The prices of steel products like Hot Rolled Coil and TMT bar have increased by 34.38 per cent and 35.64 per cent respectively, during the last three years.