Category Archives: Migrant Workers

Violence, Victimization yet the Struggle Continues in Bellsonika Auto Components India

Faced with management victimization, state violence and legal apathy the Workers at Bellsonika continue their struggle by Santosh Kumar, Labour activist based in New Delhi {Translated from Hindi to English by Thozhillalar Koodum Team} Bellsonika auto components manufacturing factory is … 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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Slum demolition in Shakur Basti, Delhi

Northern Railways carried out a demolition drive in the Shakur Basti slum on the night of December 12th. More than 500 houses were demolished A child died in the process, which caused outrage in the city. The demolition has been … Continue reading

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Migrant worker colonies along the OMR: Updates from the ground

Driving down the IT corridor of Chennai on the OMR, it’s a Saturday morning, December 12.  We are heading towards Egattur village near Siruseri SIPCOT IT Park, to see how the migrant workers colonies are coping in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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Collateral Damage – Dalit Migrant Workers in sanitation: Updates from the ground

One of the aftermaths of the devastating floods that has ravaged Chennai and it’s adjoining areas is the inflation of garbage. “Concerned citizens” want the city to be cleaned as soon as possible with the fears of some epidemic rising … Continue reading

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Chennai Rain Relief and Migrant workers in Chemmenchery Thopu: Updates from the ground

Srividhya, Prathamesh, Thomas The disastrous rains over the last several weeks have meant intermittent or no work for daily wage earners in Chennai. However, while many flood hit areas have been receiving at least food and water as relief, there … Continue reading

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