Author Archives: Thozhilalar Koodam

How to register a union under the Trade Union Act 1926

A Thozhilalar Koodam Manual This is a manual meant to serve as a guide to anyone who wishes to understand how to register a trade union. While it may not have all the answers, it will help you understand the … Continue reading

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Damning report on conditions of leather workers

In March 2017, the India Committee for the Netherlands (ICN), a human rights NGO, published a report titled Do leather workers matter?  The report focused on the three major leather production regions – Kolkata, Agra and the Vaniyambadi-Ambur area in … Continue reading

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Unions tackle layoffs in IT Sector as hundreds of employees lose jobs

  As layoffs continue in the IT sector, unions have stepped up their efforts to organise and resist illegal terminations. While in 2014, it was TCS, now it is the American company Cognizant Technology Solutions which employs 1,50,000 people in … Continue reading

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Should the blood of martyrs then go down the drain of the wine shop? – Comrade Niyogi

A brief look at trade unions’ role in Anti-liquor movement  Alcoholism is one of the most pressing problems facing the Indian working class. One fifth of alcohol consumption in the world is in India[1]. Barring the states like Gujarat where … Continue reading

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எஸ்மா சட்டத்தை பிரயோகிக்க உயர் நீதி மன்றம் உத்தரவு, சமரச பேச்சுவார்த்தையில் உடன்படிக்கை, போக்குவரத்து தொழிலாளர்கள் வேலை நிறுத்தம் முடிவு

மாநில அரசின் அமைச்சர் குழுவுடன் 16 மே இரவு வரை நடைபெற்ற பேச்சுவார்த்தையில் தற்காலிக சமரசம் ஏற்பட்டதை அடுத்து போக்குவரத்து தொழிற்சங்கங்களின் காலவரையற்ற மாநில வேலை நிறுத்தம் இரு நாட்களுக்கு பின் முடிவுற்றது. இதுவரை நடந்த பேச்சு வாரத்தைகள் தோல்வியுற்ற நிலையில், வேலை நிறுத்தத்தை நிறுத்த எஸ்மா சட்டத்தை உபயேக்கிக்க வேண்டும் என மதுரை உயர்நீதி … Continue reading

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With judiciary threatening ESMA, transport workers strike ends with partial success

The two-day state wide strike of transport workers was called off on the night of 16th May, following a meeting between trade union leaders and senior ministers of the government. As hundreds of workers from Chennai gathered outside the MTC … Continue reading

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