Tag Archives: occupational health and safety

Asbestos Profit Triumphs over Workers Health at Geneva

From April 28th to May 5th, the Conference of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions met in Geneva to discuss the listing of chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous substance. These conventions – Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm – are … Continue reading

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After Death of a Migrant worker in a Manesar factory, workers get punished for demanding justice.  

Shatrughan Prasad, a migrant worker at SPM Autocomp factory, Manesar, died on 7th April. He got stuck in a conveyor belt. According to the workers, his death was a clear case of criminal negligence on the part of SPM management. The management … Continue reading

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A Constructive Interaction:  Women Construction Workers from America discuss Common Issues with Women Workers in Chennai

“Why are no women workers working on the Metrorail Construction sites?” was the query with which a group of women construction workers from the US started a discussion with women workers from Chennai. A group of 12 women construction workers … Continue reading

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Worker dies in a fatal accident in Renault Nissan factory

29 year old Thyagarajan, a junior engineer,  working as a maintenance lead at Renault Nissan plant at Oragadam died in a tragic accident on 6th Jan. He was checking machines at the power train section that assembles the engine.  While … Continue reading

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Contract worker loses fingers in Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL)

Report by R.Sridhar, General Secretary, HMIEU Another accident in Hyundai Motor India limited factory (HMIL) situated in Irrunkattukattai, Kanchipuram District) outskirts of Chennai. This time it was 27 years old Raja, a contract worker with Citidale (formerly UDS), who has … Continue reading

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