Category Archives: Construction Workers

Construction Workers Demand Enhancement of Social Security; Petition Chennai Collector

Part of a Nationwide Demonstration Organized by AITUC  Construction workers organized a small demonstration near Chennai Collectorate on 24th April. They are affiliated to the AITUC led Construction Workers Union (Kathada Thozhillalar Sangam). It was part of a nation-wide demonstration … Continue reading

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A Constructive Interaction:  Women Construction Workers from America discuss Common Issues with Women Workers in Chennai

“Why are no women workers working on the Metrorail Construction sites?” was the query with which a group of women construction workers from the US started a discussion with women workers from Chennai. A group of 12 women construction workers … Continue reading

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Construction Workers Workshop on implementing BOCW Act

Discussions on strengthening Social Security, Occupational Safety and condition of Migrants Nirman Mazdoor Panchayat Sangh, Chennai, and National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Workers organized a workshop on ‘Implementation of Central Acts on Building and Other Construction Workers … Continue reading

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CITU state conference, and the way forward

Thozilalar Koodam had a discussion with Comrade Sugumar, General Secretary of CITU Tamil Nadu, about the state conference that was recently held in Tamil Nadu, challenges for the trade union movement and planned actions. The resolutions that were passed in … Continue reading

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Women Construction Workers Demand Enhanced Maternity Benefits

19th September 2016, Harbour, Chennai Around 20 women construction workers assembled near Chennai District Collectorate to petition the Tamilnadu Government to enhance the maternity benefits that are being provided through the construction workers welfare board. They were joined by leaders … Continue reading

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Out of Breath: Why Two Workers Died in an underground chamber in Anna University?

Twenty six years old Deepan, father of a fifteen days old baby girl and Ramesh Shankar, a young man of about twenty five years died inside an underground cement tank. The available evidence indicates that they inhaled deadly chemical fumes … Continue reading

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