Category Archives: Domestic Workers

Unorganized Workers release Charter of Demands for the upcoming assembly election

Various unions organizing informal workers, including artisans, agricultural labourers, fish workers and domestic workers came together under Unorganized Workers Federation to release a charter of demands for the upcoming Tamilnadu Assembly elections. It was released on 6th April at Chennai … Continue reading

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Informal Workers need a Fair Wage Policy and Robust Social Security Net: Finds a Recent Study

Independent labour research institutions and NGOs, have brought out a comprehensive report on ‘Social Protection of Informal Sector Workers and Existing Rights to Ensure Decent Living Wage’. This report is a based on a 10 state survey of informal workers … Continue reading

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Women Workers Resolve to Gain Equality in Life and Work

AITUC Women’s Wing organize event to commemorate International Women’s Day  March 17th, Chennai The Working Women’s wing of All India Trade Union Congress, the oldest central trade union in India, organized a hall meeting on March 17th, to commemorate the International … Continue reading

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Women workers celebrate their Day! – Pen Thozhilalargal Sangam (PTS)

With stories of Women workers from Chennai, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur celebration of women’s day in Pen Thozhilalargal Sangam (PTS) was a day of fun, laughter and serious discussion. Sujata Mody President and R. Sumathi General Secretary of PTS inaugurated the … Continue reading

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Working Class Families voice out against selective evictions

Women workers, many carrying their children, assembled in a human chain, in Marina Beach on 21st Jan 2016. They were protesting the recent spate of evictions of working class families from city slums to urban peripheral resettlement sites. Making it … Continue reading

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From Frying pan into the Fire: The plight of Chennai’s slum dwellers since the floods

Public Hearing on Slum Evictions The government of Tamilnadu, in accordance with the Central Government’s wish that encroachments along water bodies are removed at the latest, has moved in with great vigour to remove slum dwellers from river banks and … Continue reading

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