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National Lockdown: Kerala HC Directs District Labour Officers & Legal Services Authorities To Monitor Conditions Of Migrant Labours In The State Till April 17 [Read Order]
News UpdatesNational Lockdown: Kerala HC Directs District Labour Officers & Legal Services Authorities To Monitor Conditions Of Migrant Labours In The State Till April 17 [Read Order] Akshita Saxena3 April 2020 11:30 PMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala on Friday directed all District Labour Officers to work in coordination with the respective District Legal Services Authorities to monitor the conditions of migrant labours in the state, till April 17. In a suo moto case, the bench of Justices AK Jayasankaran Nambiar and Shaji P. Chaly had earlier sought a report from the Advocate General concerning the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court of Kerala on Friday directed all District Labour Officers to work in coordination with the respective District Legal Services Authorities to monitor the conditions of migrant labours in the state, till April 17. In a suo moto case, the bench of Justices AK Jayasankaran Nambiar and Shaji P. Chaly had earlier sought a report from the Advocate General concerning the steps taken by the State of Kerala to provide food and shelter to the migrant workers. On a perusal of the same yesterday, the bench ordered strict compliance of the Supreme Court directions in Alakh Alok Srivastava v. Union of India to ensure accessibility of basic necessities & medical facilities for migrant workers in view of the nationwide lockdown. During the course of hearing, the bench was informed that it was desirable to monitor state action wrt to these migrant workers who were not able to leave for their homes outside the State, pursuant to the outbreak of the COVID 19 virus pandemic. In this regard, Amicus Curiae Parvathi Menon had submitted “while it cannot be denied that the State Government has taken significant measures to ameliorate the hardship faced by the said migrant workers, it would be desirable that the continued efforts of the State Government are monitored at the District level and by this Court so as to ensure that the assurances given by the State Government before this Court actually materialize on the ground.” Thus, the High Court directed all District Labour Officers being the Nodal officers, in co-ordination with the respective Taluk Legal Services Authorities to “monitor the effective implementation of the steps taken by the State Government in providing food, shelter and other essential commodities and services to the migrant workers in the State, during the lockdown period.” It clarified that thee directions will remain in force till April 17, subject to any urgent orders being required to safeguard the rights of the migrant workers. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story
Leicester City forward Joe Dodoo trained with the Black Stars on Tuesday ahead of their AFCON qualifier with Mauritius.The Ghanaian born frontman is yet to complete his nationality switch to Ghana after playing for England’s national U-18 side in March 2013.The 20-year-old was invited to familiarize with the national team ahead of his nationality switch.Ghana must now go through FIFA’s nationality switch process to make the forward eligible to play for the Black Stars.The youngster has however initiated the move waiting the English FA’s approval.Dodoo will join players such as Kevin Prince Boaeteng, Adam Larsen Kwarase, Hans Adu Sarpei, Jeffrey Schlupp and Quincy Owusu Abeyie who opted to play for Ghana after having a dual nationality. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Lewandowski said that about 1,400 members of his union have lost their jobs since the TTF was run dry, and it could not have come at a worse time.“The fact is, this would be like retail (businesses) losing the Christmas and holiday season,” he said, in regards to summer as the key construction season in New Jersey.Recently laid-off Victoria Barden, who was a foreman at George Harms Construction Company in Howell for the past year, said that state officials need to step up to the plate.“It’s not a matter of Democrats and Republicans, it’s a matter of potholes and bridges,” said the Berkeley Township resident.Barden, along with about 50 other workers, saw their last day of work on Aug. 17. She considered herself to be one of the lucky few who made it through to the second round of layoffs.One veteran union laborer who was not afforded that opportunity was Jackson resident Wayne Goldman.“I just got forced into retirement after 31 years because they won’t release the money for the transportation fund,” said Goldman, who was a member of Local #172.While he does have a partial pension still coming in the mail monthly, the balancing act between mortgage payments and ensuring his college-student daughter can make it through the semester, the TTF depletion has worn him down.When asked if he had seen a similar occurrence in his career, Goldman responded by saying “Never. I’ve seen ups and downs, some years we’re slow and some years we’re really busy, but now it’s completely dead.”“Everybody is responsible for putting us in this situation, but everyone can be part of the solution,” Lewandowski said. Story and photo by Jay CookRED BANK – In a showing of both solidarity and disappointment, unemployed workers suffering from a halt in construction throughout the state took peaceful protests to the Two River area earlier this week.On Aug. 23, the Laborers’ International Union for North America (LIUNA) converged on Red Bank and Middletown to voice their displeasure to state elected officials regarding the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) and its depleted bank account.On Tuesday, the TTF, which is used to fund the planning, construction, engineering and repairs of bridges and roadways in New Jersey, reached the 54-day mark since Gov. Chris Christie first announced its funding had ceased.The unemployed workers are calling on senators throughout the state to take action in reinvigorating the TTF.An advertisement truck, which the Laborers’ Union of North America (LIUNA) used throughout the day, projected blaring music and pro-TTF ads on the body.“They (state officials) know the importance of this, they know what transportation means, but I don’t think they understand the urgency of why they have to do it now,” said LIUNA spokesman Rob Lewandowski.Dressed in bright orange shirts, about three dozen LIUNA members gathered outside Sen. Jennifer Beck’s Red Bank office on Monmouth Street Tuesday afternoon, using whistles and music to grab attention. Earlier in the day, the same group was outside of Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos’ office in Middletown and at the foot of the southbound side of the Route 35 bridge to Red Bank.LIUNA embarked on this protest campaign two weeks ago, and has traveled the state spreading awareness for the political traffic jam they are currently caught in.
Richard Collins hands over a cheque of €5000 worth of energy, courtesy of Electric Ireland and Greenstar, to Ballyraine National School in LetterkennyBALLYRAINE national school is the Ulster winner of the “Fuel Your School” competition – run by the Mooney Show on RTE Radio 1 with Electric Ireland and Green Star.Mooney show reporter Katrina McFadden (a Donegal native of course) was at the school on Tuesday to cover the presentation of the prize.And the school got a lovely cheque for €5,000 for their hard work. BALLYRAINE SCHOOL ‘GOES WILD’ OVER €5,000 PRIZE was last modified: October 9th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyraine National SchoolMooney Goes WildRTE Radio 1