Category Archives: Informal sector

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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Black Money: Mega survey results

(Survey and original Tamil article by Vinavu, Translation also by Vinavu) Three weeks after BJP government’s demonetization announcement, we decided to conduct an opinion survey in Tamil Nadu. After analysing media reports, our own experiences, people’s opinion expressed in various … Continue reading

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500 workers participate in State Convention by MASA in Telengana

Mazdoor Adhikar Sangharsh Abhiyan, a platform consisting of 14 trade union and workers organizations from different parts of India, had its first state level Convention at Kothagodem in Telengana on 1st December 2016. MASA was formed earlier on 28 August … Continue reading

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Ambattur conservancy workers strike demanding to be paid in cash

On 28th November, about 1450 conservancy workers and 350 malaria workers went on strike, and protested outside Ambattur Corporation office. Their demand is that each of them be paid their salaries in cash or cheque. So far, the practise had … Continue reading

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The Story of the Export Garment Workers’ Wage: A Cartoon

(காமிக் தமிழ் பதிப்பு , இங்கே கிளிக் செய்யவும் .) On July 13, 2016, the Tamilnadu High Court ordered garment factories in and around Chennai to uphold the minimum wage for garment workers, overturning stay orders that had kept the wage stagnant … Continue reading

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When mass strikes become predictable : Critical Look at National Strike 2016

On September 2nd, 2016, the central trade unions of India conducted their 17th national strike since India’s foray into liberalization in 1991.  The date of the strike was chosen to coincide with the September 2nd strike of 2015, as unions … Continue reading

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