Category Archives: Unorganised sector

Septic tank deaths are fine, but a film about them is not

The movie Kakkoos has been running into rough times with the police. Screenings of the movie have been blocked in Parakkai (Kanyakumari district), Coimbatore and Madurai. Police have said that screening the film may cause law and order problems. This … Continue reading

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”அமைப்பாக்க முடியாதவர்களை”அமைப்பாக்குவது…

”குடும்பத்தின் காலத்தில், அவ்வப்போது சவுக்கைப் பயன்படுத்தி மனைவியை அடக்கி வைப்பதற்கு கணவனுக்கு உரிமை உண்டு. இப்போது முதலாளித்துவமோ, தேள் கொட்டுகளால் பெண்ணை அடக்கி வைத்துக்கொண்டிருக்கிறது” – கிளாராஜெட்கின் சர்வதேசப் பெண்கள் தினம் உலகம் முழுவதிலும் உள்ள பெண் தொழிலாளர்களின் துணிச்சலான போராட்டத்தை அடையாளப்படுத்துகிறது. அவர்கள் தங்களின் பணி நிலைமைகள் மாற வேண்டும் என்பதற்காக மட்டும்  போராடவில்லை. … 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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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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Construction Workers Workshop on implementing BOCW Act

Discussions on strengthening Social Security, Occupational Safety and condition of Migrants Nirman Mazdoor Panchayat Sangh, Chennai, and National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Workers organized a workshop on ‘Implementation of Central Acts on Building and Other Construction Workers … Continue reading

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