Category Archives: Unorganised sector

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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Report on Public Hearing on Impact of 2015 Floods on Slum & Pavement Dwellers in Chennai City

The report on public hearing on impact of 2015 floods on slum and pavement dwellers was released in Chennai. The report in English and Tamil are available below.

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CITU state conference, and the way forward

Thozilalar Koodam had a discussion with Comrade Sugumar, General Secretary of CITU Tamil Nadu, about the state conference that was recently held in Tamil Nadu, challenges for the trade union movement and planned actions. The resolutions that were passed in … Continue reading

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Neemrana Mazdoor Manch : Heroic initiative by Daikin Workers.

The Rajasthan Government has been at the forefront of embracing the neoliberal reforms trumpeted by the central government, and the last year has witnessed unprecedented repression of workers in the Guragaon-Manesar-Bawal-Tapukera-Neemrana belt, which spans the Hariyana and Rajasthan industrial areas. … Continue reading

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Updates from the Sept 2nd Strike

Thozhilalar Koodam will periodically post updates from across Tamilnadu and India: Update from Redhills (8:00 PM): DTUC held a public meeting in Redhills to discuss the attack on fundamental rights of the working class and the intense state repression held … Continue reading

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