Category Archives: Environment and Working Class

Permanent workers strike in CMR Toyotsu near Sriperumbudur; local community show solidarity with the striking workers

Nineteen permanent workers of CMR Toyotsu are on strike since 31st October, 2016 demanding end to unfair labour practices by the management. Since their attempt to unionise, they say that management had retaliated by transferring 5 workers to various factories … Continue reading

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Report on Public Hearing on Impact of 2015 Floods on Slum & Pavement Dwellers in Chennai City

The report on public hearing on impact of 2015 floods on slum and pavement dwellers was released in Chennai. The report in English and Tamil are available below.

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Occupational Health Hazards in Printing Press – Prem

The use of printing press spans across multiple sectors including Government, Political space, small, medium and large enterprises, cinema education and medical care. The sector also uses multiple raw materials where printing can be done in paper, plastic sheets, stones, … Continue reading

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அச்சு தொழிலும் நச்சு பணிசூழலும் – ப்ரேம்

அச்சு தொழில் அரசு, அரசியல், சிறு, குறு, பெரு, நிறுவனங்கள், சினிமா, கல்வி, மருத்துவம், என்று எந்த வகை தொகையில்லாமல் எல்லா துறைக்கும் அவசியமாக தேவைப்படும் ஒரு தொழில் ஆகும். அச்சக தொழில் காகிதம், நெகிழி(plastic), கல், மண், உலோகம், கண்ணாடி, துணிகள் என்று எல்லா விதமான பொருட்களிலும் அச்சடிக்க முடியும். ஸ்கிரீன் பிரிண்டிங் முதல் இன்று … Continue reading

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Activists Celebrate as Unilever Settles with Kodaikanal Workers

PRESS RELEASE contributed by the Other Media, Chennai Solidarity Group and Jhatkaa.org. The settlement between Hindustan Unilever and 591 former mercury workers from its thermometer factory in Kodaikanal is an unprecedented victory and a fitting culmination of the 15-year campaign … Continue reading

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The City to its People: Can the Working Class reclaim Chennai?

The working class of Chennai, especially those living in slums are not new to temporary displacement during rains. Every year, the slum dwellers find themselves in temporary shelters depending on the sympathy of the local officials, unions and NGOs to … Continue reading

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