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Tamil Nadu: 87-day strike ends with victory for Asahi workers

Himachal Pradesh: Blue Star Employees Union inks long term settlement with management 27 June 2018: The Blue Star Employees Union has signed a long term wage and productivity settlement with the management. The settlement will be valid with retrospective effect from July 2018, covering over 120 workers would lead to a monthly hike of ₹11,000 […]

Andhra Pradesh: ASHA workers get 300% wage hike

Tamil Nadu: Government declares auto component industry public utility 26 June 2019: The Tamil Nadu government has declared auto component industry as public utility through a Government Order (G.O) valid for 6 months. The G.O has been promulgated in the backdrop of the successful strikes in auto component manufacturing sector in and around Chennai. Workers […]

Tamil Nadu: SHRC orders reinstatement of worker with ₹ 20.67 lakhs as back wages

Tamil Nadu: SHRC orders reinstatement of worker with ₹ 20.67 lakhs as back wages 21 June 2019: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has ordered the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) to reinstate a worker who was terminated in 2004 for allegations of irregular work. The labour department had held the termination wrongful in […]

PepsiCo attacks food sovereignty, retracts after global backlash

On 29 April 2019, Multi-billion dollar US conglomerate PepsiCo, the parent company which markets brands like Lays Chips, Pepsi and Tropicana juice sued 9 farmers in Gujarat for intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement. The company slapped Rs. 1.5 crore on each farmer, as damages for growing the FL-2027 potato variety used in its Lays chips. […]

Dock workers refuse to load Saudi ships carrying weapons to Yemen

Sudan: Workers strike demanding transfer of power to a civilian government 28 May 2019: Sudanese workers went on a two-day general strike responding to the call of the Alliance for Freedom and Change movement demanding the military to hand power to a civilian administration. Last month people’s protest had ousted president Omar-al Bashir, since then […]

Workplace Safety Watch – April, May 2019

Construction On 13 May, Ketan Bahirat (45) died after falling from the 15th floor of the ‘Reliance Building’, Continum Complex in Chunabatti, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Ketan who was working as a technician was carrying out maintenance activities of an elevator when he fell into the elevator shaft. On 27 May, 3 construction workers Durgesh (26), Arjun […]

NHRC directs Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health to inspect garment factories in Tamil Nadu

29 April 2019:  Taking suo-motto cognizance of newspaper reports and radio broadcast the National Human Rights Commission has directed the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health to inspect garment factories across the state to ensure that workplaces are safe and enabling for women. Garment workers had voiced their concern on a community FM radio channel, […]

Government stays transfer of 300 Pricol workers, transfers case to Industrial Tribunal

Haryana: Government rolls back termination of roadways’ workers after protest 30 May 2019: The Haryana government has rolled back its 23 May 2019 order instructing general managers of Haryana Roadways to immediately terminate the employment of all outsourced staff, including drivers, conductors, clerks and mechanics amid strong protests from roadways workers and their unions. The […]

Women remove uteruses to retain work

Maharashtra: Metro rail construction workers protesting against unpaid wages terminated 23 April 2019: Over 100 workers employed by the Hindustan Construction Company Limited (HCC) and Al Fara’a Infraproject (AFI) working on the Pune Metro Project were terminated for protesting against non-payment of wages. The workers have been working without wages over the past 5 months […]

Honorarium workers are entitled to maternity benefits, rules Allahabad High Court

Uttarakhand: HC issues notice to state health department on non-payment of bonus to National Health Mission (NHM) workers 15 May 2019: The Uttarakhand High Court has issued notice to the state health department on the matter of non-payment of loyalty bonus to 2500 contract health workers. Loyalty bonus was introduced by the government in 2017-18 […]

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