Category Archives: Research Papers

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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Workers struggle and right to self determination : Tracing Kashmir’s struggle through working class perspective

Kashmir has seen over 150 days of uprising which continues in spite of brutal and uncompromising oppression by the Indian state and its machinery. The Indian government is trying to give it an implicitly communal colour, on the one hand … 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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Report on Survey of Losses Sustained during Chennai Floods demands adequate compensation

Press Statement Chennai: A group of concerned citizens involved in relief work post-Chennai floods, 20015 undertook a sample survey of 610 households (including migrants) across the city to assess losses suffered/damages incurred to homes, goods, occupational tools and also to … Continue reading

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Floods, Livelihoods and Restoration: Report from Marakkanam

Marakkanam is located on ECR 110 km south of Chennai, and is home to large salt pan lands. Thozilalar Koodam team visited the area to learn about the damage done by the floods. There have been losses at various levels. People … Continue reading

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நோக்கியா இன் இந்தியா – நாம் கற்க மறந்த பாடங்கள்

அறிமுகம் 2009ல் நோக்கியா கைப்பேசி தயாரிப்பு தொழிற்சாலையில் சேர்ந்த போது, அமிர்தா 12வது வகுப்பு முடித்த 18 வயதான இளம் தொழிலாளர். ஆறு வருடங்கள் கழித்து நோக்கியா தொழிற்சாலை மூடிய போது அவர் ஒரு இளம் தாயார். அவருடைய கணவர் கட்டிட வேலை பார்க்கிறார். நோக்கியா மாத வருமானத்தை நம்பியே அவர்கள் வாழ்க்கை இருந்தது. 27 … Continue reading

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