Samsung Board Chairman to Stay Despite Indictment for Alleged Labour Union Sabotage

Samsung Electronics Co’s said on Friday its chairman of the board, Lee Sang-hoon, will continue in his role despite an indictment for allegedly sabotaging labour union activities. Seoul prosecutors have accused Lee of involvement in a company-wide operation to dismantle a union at Samsung’s after-service unit between 2013 and 2016 when he was chief finance officer. The indictment of Lee and other company officials on Thursday is another headache for the tech giant whose vice chairman Jay Y. Lee, the heir to the Samsung Group, is appealing a conviction for bribery…

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CAG report on Food Corporation reveals loaders’ use of proxy labour to earn lakhs continues unabated

New Delhi: The famous lakhpati loaders of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) continue to bleed the corporation dry, never mind multiple suggestions by myriad agencies to rein them in. The latest fault finding mission, by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, has laid bare the same rot which has been eating away at FCI for years. The CAG found that in October 2015, 61 labourers at FCI earned more than Rs two lakh as monthly incentive and two among these loaders earned over three lakh in incentive! Their remuneration…

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Labour MP to table 30 changes to education bill to benefit students

A Labour MP has promised to table more than 30 amendments to a higher education bill in an attempt to ensure that students get a better experience from their degrees as tuition fees continue to rise. Wes Streeting, the MP for Ilford North and former president of the National Union of Students, said he wanted the higher education and research bill to include a “students’ bill of rights”. The bill, about to enter the committee stage of scrutiny in the House of Commons, has already attracted criticism for not doing…

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