Category Archives: Informal sector

The Beedi Industry in India

Based on a draft report circulated by the Centre for Workers’ Management, New Delhi CWM recently undertook a study of bidi work across four states in India – Karnataka, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The objectives of the study … Continue reading

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Tamil Nadu Farmers Union courts arrest to highlight the agrarian and rural economic crisis

Farmers and agricultural labourers from Tamil Nadu Farmers Union held road roko and rail roko protests on March 14th to highlight the apathy of the State Government in dealing with the agrarian crisis. While over 250 farmers have died due … Continue reading

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Taxi Workers in Chennai strike work against OLA and Uber

Protests against ride aggregators gains momentum nationally The wave of protest that started in Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore spread through Chennai when OLA and Uber drivers affiliated to Federation of Chennai Call Taxi Unions ( CITU, AMOM, TDTUC and TADWA Chennai … Continue reading

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Organising the ‘un-organisable’

If during the Age of the Family, a man had the right to tame his wife occasionally with a whip, capitalism is now taming her with scorpions–Clara Zetkin International Working Women’s day marks the brave struggles of women workers,who more … Continue reading

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Trade Unions come together demanding Equal Wages for Equal Work

More than 1400* workers from Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu attended the all trade union conference calling on February 23rd for “Equal Wages for Equal Work” and implementation of labour laws. Central trade unions and others including CITU, … Continue reading

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Away from the eyes of Swachh Bharat : Mumbai conservancy contract workers score a significant victory

2700 contract workers who work in  Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC)  conservancy  department scored a significant victory in high court on December 23rd 2016, when the court declared that they  should be made  permanent. In his judgment, justice Nitin Jamdar said “These … Continue reading

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