Category Archives: Labour Laws

Three months on, Vijay Garments workers injured in bus accident await compensation

At 8am on 2nd December 2016, a van transporting 12 workers and two of their young children to the Vijay Garments factory in Padalam toppled over. Three months on, six of the women workers who suffered serious injuries have received … Continue reading

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வெளியாள் யார்?

அதிகாரத்தில் உள்ளவர்கள் நடந்தது சமூகப்  போராட்டம் என்கிறார்கள். அது சமூகப் போராட்டமா? தொழிலாளர் பிரச்சனையா?   சென்னையின் மெரினா, பழைய மகாபலிபுரம் சாலை, கோவை, மதுரை இன்னும் பிற இடங்களில் ஜல்லிக்கட்டுப் போராட்டம் நடத்தியவர்களை, 2017 ஜனவரி 22 வரை ”போராட்டக்காரர்கள்” என்று நிர்வாகமும் ஊடகங்களும் சொல்லிவந்தனர். அதிகாரத்தில் இருந்தவர்கள், போராட்டக்காரர்களின் அமைதியான, நட்புறவு மிக்க … Continue reading

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Workers’ Rights Derailed

This article first appeared on Counter Currents, read the tamil version here Who is that outsider? Countering the narrative of the powerful whether its social protests or labour reforms.. Till January 22nd 2017, the police, administration and media  had used … 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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Workers of PMI Engineering battling anti-union activities, facing suspension and dismissals

More than 200 workers of PMI Engineering have finally gone back to work on 15th February after almost two months of agitation. The factory, located inside the Madras Export Processing Zone SEZ, belongs to the American group PMI Engineering and … 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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