Category Archives: Working class and housing

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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Penn Thozhillalar Sangam Observes International Domestic Workers Day

  Yesterday was International Domestic Workers Day. Domestic workers have an international day to recognize their labour, but have no minimum wage, legal recognition of work status, no protection against sexual harassment at workplaces or even the basic social security … Continue reading

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சிகாகோ ஆசிரியர்கள் சங்க வேலைநிறுத்தம் குறித்து ஆசரியர் பிரிஜெட் பேங்க்ராப்டுடன் ஒரு பேட்டி

(For the English version click here) அமெரிக்காவின் சிகாகோ அரசுப் பள்ளிகளில் பெரும்பாலும், ஏழ்மையான தொழிலாளர் வர்க்கத்தைச் சார்ந்த மாணவர்கள் படிக்கின்றனர். பள்ளிகளில் படிக்கும் அனைத்து மாணவர்களுக்கும் கல்வி இலவசம். ஏழ்மையான சிறுவர்களுக்கு இலவச உணவு இரு வேளை தரப்படுகிறது. சிகாகோ மேயர் ரஹம் இமானுவல், கவர்னர் ப்ரூஸ் ராவ்னர் கீழ், பள்ளிக்கான பட்ஜெட் … Continue reading

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Working Class Families voice out against selective evictions

Women workers, many carrying their children, assembled in a human chain, in Marina Beach on 21st Jan 2016. They were protesting the recent spate of evictions of working class families from city slums to urban peripheral resettlement sites. Making it … 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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From Frying pan into the Fire: The plight of Chennai’s slum dwellers since the floods

Public Hearing on Slum Evictions The government of Tamilnadu, in accordance with the Central Government’s wish that encroachments along water bodies are removed at the latest, has moved in with great vigour to remove slum dwellers from river banks and … Continue reading

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