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The Proposal for a Minimum Global Corporate Tax Rate -Prabhat Patnaik

-NetworkIdeas.org Following its $1.9 trillion Covid-relief package, the Biden administration has further announced an infrastructure package of $2.3 trillion. But in contrast to the former which is to be spent within months, the latter is to be spent over an eight-year period. And this package in turn is to be followed by a “human infrastructure” package. All this adds up to a massive stimulus for the economy as well as a...

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Technology enabled digital labour platforms are not adhering to labour norms, points out new ILO report

Although services provided by the gig and platform workers touch the lives of each one of us, we have little knowledge about the role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work. Such digital labour platforms have created unprecedented opportunities for workers, businesses and society. However, they also pose serious threats to decent work and fair competition. A recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) shows that the...

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Activists disappointed with MGNREGA wage revision -Sumit Bhattacharjee

-The Hindu ‘Not paying minimum wages amounts to forced labour’ VISAKHAPATNAM: The Human Rights Forum (HRF) and Samalochana Association expressed their disappointment over the quantum of increase in the Wage Rate of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. “The increase in wages by a meagre ₹8, from the existing ₹237 to ₹245 a day, is measly and amounts to mere eyewash. We are concerned about...

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Increase in notified MGNREGA wages for 2021-22 is negligible in comparison to the pandemic year, state Right to Work activists

-Press release by NREGA Sangharsh Morcha dated 18th March, 2021 The notified MGNREGA wages for various states/ UTs in 2021-22, released by the Centre on 15th March, 2021, has faced criticism from civil society activists. According to the press release by NREGA Sangharsh Morcha dated 18 March, 2021, the increase in MGNREGA Wage Rates for 2021-22 is extremely meagre. There is no increase in Kerala’s MGNREGA Wage Rate in comparison to...

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