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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 […]

Central Trade Unions come together against dilution of labour laws

Ordnance Factory Board employees across India oppose privatisation 29 May 2020: Over 1 lakh employees across 41 Ordnance Factories spread throughout India boycotted lunch and staged walkout protest against government’s proposal to privatise the Ordnance Factory Board as a measure to draw FDI in the defence manufacturing sector. Government had to withdraw from its decision […]

Andhra Pradesh High Court orders government to seize premises of LG Polymers

Delhi High Court orders transport department to release relief money within 10 days 30 May 2020: A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad has ordered the transport department to release assistance package of Rs 5,000 each into bank accounts of the eligible non-chip public service vehicle (PSV) badge holder drivers of auto rickshaws, […]

MP and UP to map skills of migrant workers returning home, provide them jobs within the state

Government lifts lockdown in green and orange zones, announces Unlock 1.0 30 May 2020: Government has lifted lockdown, first put in place on 23 March 2020 and subsequently extended till 30 May 2020. From 1 June 2020 factories and commercial establishments will be allowed to function except for regions marked as containment zones. The government […]

France: Amazon workers exercise right to refusal against company’s pressure to report to work

Zimbabwe: Health workers demand $10,000 per months as risk allowance 28 March 2020: In Zimbabwe, frontline health workers have declared that only those workers will report for work who are provided proper personal protective equipment and a risk allowance of $10,000 by the Ministry of Health and Child Care to the Health Services Bipartite Negotiating […]

Frontline health workers forced to work on contract face apathy at the hands of state, violence by citizens

Since the Centre imposed lockdown came into effect on midnight of 23 March 2020 there have been at least 16 reported cases of violence against Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), Anganwadi and Mid-Day Meal workers across 8 states in India. ASHA and Anganwadi workers are at the forefront of India’s fight against outbreak of COVID-19, […]

Workplace Safety Watch – COVID Issue

On 28 February, four factory workers were killed and 28 were injured in a chemical factory blast in Haryana’s Bahadurgarh. The injured include five children and twelve women. The Chief Minister has announced an ex-gratia of 2 lakhs for the family members of the deceased. On 2 March, Gaurang Gowda (50), who was not provided […]

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