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Memoir of Nokia Sriperumbudur: Lessons deliberately not learnt

Amirtha[1] is an angry worker today, her cherished dreams were robbed from her. In a span of a few months, her life, which appeared economically stable lies in ruin. She knows not whom to blame, nor why such events have … Continue reading

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Press Statement: Investigations on TCS Layoff by Fact Finding Committee

Chennai, Feb 06, 2015 Following media reports that Tata Consultancy Services, currently the largest of the IT majors, was contemplating massive layoffs and concerns voiced by the Forum for IT Employees (FITE) over the company asking employees with performance appraisals … Continue reading

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First May Day celebrations in India – Excerpts from The Making of the Madras Working Class

The following are excerpts from Dilip Veeraraghavan’s book, The Making of the Madras Working Class on the first ever May Day celebrations in India, held in 1923 at Madras. “Another development during this period [1922-33] was the appearance of left radicalism represented … Continue reading

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Maila Mukti Yatra 2012-13

The Maila Mukti Yatra 2012-13 has passed its half-way mark at Kolar, Karnataka on 30 December 2012. The Yatra began on 30 November from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and will conclude on 31 January at New Delhi. The Yatra is led … Continue reading

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*hit still happens…

“Approximately 13000 trains run daily out of which 9000 are Passenger trains and 13 million passengers traveling every day. As per Nanda report the railways have cited several reasons for the delay, including prohibitive costs, with one estimate pegging the … Continue reading

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Safai Karamcharis: Untouchable and unheard

Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012, is the new bill that is to be passed by the Parliament. This new bill has been the centre of much debate regarding its provisions and whether these will … Continue reading

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