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Lesotho: Successful strike yields lockdown wages to garment workers

Lesotho: Successful strike yields lockdown wages to garment workers 17 June 2020: Over 50,000 garment workers returned to work on 17 June 2020 after a successful one-day strike which forced to the government to respect its commitment regarding payment of wages for the period work was stopped at all factories due to Coronavirus lockdown. Workers […]

Uttar Pradesh government forces Aanganwadi workers aged 62 and above to retire overnight

17 June 2020: Citing a 2012 order the Uttar Pradesh government has forced Aanganwadi and mini Aanganwadi workers aged 62 and above to retire across the 62 districts of the state. Apart from the arbitrariness of the move the decision has been found to be bad in law. The 2012 order states that the services […]

Workplace Safety Watch – June 2020

Construction On 1 June, Shrimant Balasaheb Gaikwad (27), a worker at Chakan factory, died upon falling off the roof into a shut furnace. He was made to climb up the roof that was 35 feet above the ground level to change a transparent sheet. A case under sections 304(a) (causing death due to negligence) of […]

Punjab: Union intensifies strike for lockdown wages after Labour department declares it illegal

Punjab: Union intensifies strike for lockdown wages after Labour department declares it illegal 13 June 2020: On 23 May 2020 workers at the Nabha unit of Hindustan Unilever went on strike under the banner of Milkfood Worker Union demanding payment of wages for the lockdown period for the 1700 permanent and contract workers employed at […]

Supreme Court orders no action against employers who do not comply to MHA order on payment of wages

Calcutta High Court orders labour department to initiate action against jute mill owners for non-payment of lockdown wages 24 June 2020: A division bench headed by justice T.B.N Radhakrishnan of the Calcutta High Court ordered the state labour department to initiate legal action against jute mill owners on account of non-payment of wages for the […]

Odisha: Small establishments exempted from Factories Act

Government launches Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan to quell job crisis 20 June 2020: The central government has launched Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan across 116 districts in 6 states – Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Rajasthan which have seen the maximum number of returnee workers. Government will initiate public works projects worth ₹50,000 […]

How Nazi Germany Suspended Worker’s Rights

Germany, 1930: The German corporates were reeling under the impact of the Wall Street collapse of 1929. A series of banks failed and the economy virtually collapsed. The corporates wanted to cut wages and welfare spending on workers while simultaneously wanting to physically conquer captive markets in Central and Eastern Europe. But the strong German […]

Workplace Safety Watch – May 2020

On May 6, Paresh Parekh (50), a worker at a food processing company at Vadodara died upon suffering a head injury when the company’s faulty dryer machine broke and hit him while conducting a food maintenance test. On May 22, a mess worker at AIIMS Delhi, died of Covid 19 after being refused to be […]

Chile: Government unleashes violence on workers protesting against food shortage

Sudan: Government to set up special police force for protection of health workers 24 May 2020: After over two dozen attacks on health workers were reported in the last 2 months Sudan’s transitional authorities are mulling over creating a special police force for the protection of health workers and health facilities. Doctor’s associations and nurse’s […]

Survey shows 76% workers remain unpaid for the month of April, 2020

Over 196 migrant workers die in road accidents since lockdown was imposed An independent survey conducted by the Save Life Foundation has revealed that over 196 migrant workers have died in raod accidents since the lockdown was imposed in March, 2020. The study shows that migrants who were forced to walk back for lack of […]

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