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  • Constitute a Wage Board… Pay Uniform Wages — Demand Tea Workers in India. Thousands of Workers observe 12th International Tea Day  ...


  • Small Tea Growers in India Awaits a Positive Reply from the Minister of Commerce and Industry ...


  • “Within a month, Tea  Board of India , through Ministry of Commerce,  will come up with notification on guidelines  for setting up mini and micro factories for small tea growers”, Santhosh Kumar Sarangi, Chairman TBI ...


  • On 12 December 2013, the united voice of the working class in India reverberated in Delhi when around two-and-a-half lakh workers marched towards parliament under the banner of National Coordination Committee of Trade Unions.  ...


  • Permanent employees, numbering 4,170, of the Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd. will resume work at its Bidadi plant in Ramnagar district of Karnataka on 22 April 2014 as the management lifts its lockout. ...


  • On 27 February 2014, Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS) along with the entire trade union movement in the country lost their legendary leader Umraomal Purohit at a Mumbai hospital around 4.15 am. ...


  • In a well-attended meeting in Delhi on 17 December 2013, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched its ambitious India-specific Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for next five years. ...


  • On 12 December 2013, the united voice of the working class in India reverberated in Delhi when around two-and-a-half lakh workers marched towards parliament under the banner of National Coordination Committee of Trade Unions. ...


  • On 29 November 2013, the Sessions Court of Delhi rejected the bail application of Dhanjay Singh, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP from Jaunpur District of Uttar Pradesh who was arrested on 5 November 2013 along with his wife Jagriti Singh, a government hospital dentist, on charges of torturing to de ...


  • From 10 August 2013, the retrenched workers of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), at the plant located at Manesar in the state of Haryana, India, are all set to renew and reinforce their struggle to uphold their democratic rights to organise and protest. ...


  • On 16 June 2013, we at Labour File received a message informing us about the shocking and sad news of the demise of Sri RA Mital, National Secretary of Hind Mazdoor Sabha. ...


  • The 48-hour-long strike by India`s workers – jointly called by 11 central trade unions and independent federations – had brought the nation to a standstill. With undaunted determination and vigour, amidst police repression and threats by governments and employers, the general strike concluded on the ...


  • On 23 October, the District Court of Gurgaon will take up the case of the 149 Maruti workers arrested after the incident of the management-workers clash on 18 July 2012. The episode also witnessed the death of Awanish Kumar Dev, the HR manager for the Manesar plant. ...


  • Of late, the word ‘Maruti’ has become a synonym for words like unrest, strife, conflict and turmoil. In the last few years, the Japanese automobile giant’s various plants in Haryana have been afflicted with worker/management restlessness. ...


  • Today, February 28, 2012, the solidarity of the working class reverberated throughout India, when millions of workforce—not prejudiced by ideology, class or political linkages—came together, bringing the country almost to a standstill, to protest against the anti-working class attitude of the ruling ...


  • In what could be called a partial victory, emphasizing the power of workers’ unity, the 13 day-long strike of Maruti workers in IMT Manesar has come to an end today with the signing of an agreement with the management. ...


  • Time and again, workers of the Maruti Zusuki Ltd (MSIL), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, which has been in the forefront of the resurgence of globalised automobile manufacturing in India, remind us that all is not well in this burgeoning industry. ...


  • M.K. Pandhe, the veteran trade unionist, is no more. The president of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and a polit-bureau member of CPIM since 1998, has bid adieu to the working classes of India, today, 20 August 2011. ...


  • “Mexico is a country of migration, a land of mixed origin,” said Ms Margarita Zavala, Mexico’s First Lady, inaugurating the fourth edition of Civil Society Days (CSD) of Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) at the International Convention Centre, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on 7 November 201 ...


  • The passing away of veteran socialist leader Surendra Mohan came as a painful shock to us here at Labour File. He has been one of our core supporters since we were established in 1995, occasionally penning articles for us and always inspiring us through his work. ...


  • Labour File strongly condemns the sentencing of Dr. Binayak Sen, acclaimed human rights activist, to life imprisonment by the Chhattisgarh Trial Court, on charges of sedition on an allegation not convincingly proved. We hold that it violates the right to free speech guaranteed in the Constitution of ...


  • Receiving a memorandum from a delegation of small tea growers, on behalf of Confederation of Indian Small Tea Growers Associations (CISTA), Mr.Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry, assured to consider all their needs favourably at the earliest. ...


  • The miraculous escape of 11 young children from the Gomathy Spinning Mills Pvt Ltd, located in Kunnathoor near Tirupur, is proof of the existence of child labour in the garment and textile industry in Tirupur, as well as the ill-treatment the working children and young women are subjected to. ...


  • A number of Trade Unions, Indigenous Human Rights Organisations, Alliance of Mining Affected Communities, Indigenous Women’s Organisations along with labour support organisations have come together to call for a Mazdoor Adhikar Mela from 2 to 4 April 2006 in the Steel City of Bokaro. ...


  • When across the country, a holiday for Milad-un Nabi was observed, the State Bank of India opened its entire branches to bring back normalcy, which was disrupted by the 7-day-long strike over the demand for a better pension deal. The employees and the officers also decided to put in two extended hou ...


  • The long and harsh struggle of thousands of bar dancers in Mumbai has come to a victorious end when the Bombay HC today pronounced a Judgement to lift the ban on dance bars. Assuring relief for 75,000 bar dancers, and thousands of workers associated with it... ...


  • Around 4,000 casual workers of the Hero Honda Company in Gurgaon are on strike from 10 April 2006 bringing the entire production units to a standstill. Most of the workers have confined themselves within the factory premises demanding regularisation of jobs..... ...


  • On 10 June 2005, the Sponsoring Committee of Central Trade Unions in India unanimously decided to launch a nationwide campaign and movement on the pressing demands of the working people of the country. The decision was taken in a meeting at New Delhi in which the participants adopted a 16-point char ...


  • The ongoing attack on adivasis by the combined power of the state and industry, took a new turn with the firing by police leading to the massacre of adivasis in Kalinga Nagar in Orissa on 2 January 2003. Thirteen persons, including two women and a policeman were killed and 17 injured following a cla ...


  • On 16 May 2006, after working and re-working on the Unorganised Sector workers Bill, the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) headed by Arjun Sengupta submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a full-fledged report rationalising their earlier Bills. ...


  • The banking operations across the country came to a standstill on 28 July 2006 when nearly 5 lakhs bank employees and officers of Foreign, Private and Public Sector Banks went on a one day strike as a protest against the central governments policy of bank privatization and outsourcing. ...


  • On a coordinated endeavour by civil society organisations in the country to reflect the concerns of the unorganised workers in the light of the proposed unorganised sector workers social security billsa three day national convention is organised in Nagpur from 26 to 28 October 2006. ...


  • On 26 October 2006, by lighting a mashal four tribal workers from Jharkhand inaugurated the National Convention on Social Security for Unorganised Workers at Morbhawan, Sitabuldi, Nagpur. ...


  • 2 December 2006 witnessed vehement protests in several parts of West Bengal when farmers, tillers, fisher people and villagers blocked the trains and traffic in protest against the land acquisition for the Tata Motors Car Project in Singur. ...


  • On 28 October 2006, the three day National Convention on Unorganised Workers concluded with adopting a resolution calling upon for introducing a comprehensive legislation in the Parliament ensuring social security and employment security for all workers in the unorganised sector, as well as, a separ ...


  • More than 50 million workers participated in the strike, staying away from a day’s work on 14 December 2006 in protest against the UPA government’s anti-labour policies. The Sponsoring Committee of Trade Unions, which called the strike, described it as one of the most successful and vehement protest ...


  • Medha Patkar, the well-known activist of the Narmada Bachchao Andolan, and 62 others representing various organisations from different parts of the country were arrested yesterday for conducting a peaceful demonstration at the Planning Commission. ...


  • Tea plantation workers will organise a one day mass hunger strike for right to life in front of all the tea board centers in the respective states on the budget day in March 2007. ...


  • On 13 April 2007, the management and some hooligans, supported by the police attacked a peaceful condolence meeting in Bangalore, Karnataka, organised by the Garment and Textile Workers’ Union (GATWU), in memory of Gayathri, a 19-year-old woman worker who lost her life in an accident. ...


  • Labour File strongly condemns the unlawful arrest of Dr. Binayak Sen, General Secretary, PUCL (People’s Union of Civil Liberties), Chhatisgarh and Vice President, PUCL, India and seeks his unconditional release by the Government of Chhattisgarh. ...


  • Be it Dr Raman Singh’s BJP government in Chhattisgarh or Mayawati’s BSP government in Uttar Pradesh, it seems that when it comes to Dalits and Adivasis, the ruling class will reveal its true colours. The recent arrests of activists Roma and Dr Binayak Sen exemplifies the state’s attitude to those wh ...


  • In July 2005, Indian Prime Minister and American President together worked out the ‘US-India Agricultural Knowledge Initiative’, a $ 100 million project, purportedly, to encourage exchanges between American and Indian scientists as well as to promote joint research for improving farming technology. ...


  • AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, the international NGO working to protect human rights worldwide, issued a public statement expressing its concern in the continuing harassment of women workers and defenders of their rights in the garment exports units in Bangalore, Karnataka. ...


  • Human rights, labour rights and consumer organisations across the globe will join hands on 17 December, 2007 in an international action day calling on G-Star to guarantee that workers making G-Star jeans don’t suffer from the unethical actions of its supplier. ...


  • Overall Increase and Sectoral Setbacks: Lessons from Central Trade Union Verification 2002 Data ...


  • Social security for the unorganised workforce - the much debated and awaited legislation - now seems to be an ideological construct cooked up by political manipulators to deceive the millions of workers in the unorganised sector in India. The cabinet’s decision has trivialised the entire issue, maki ...


  • On 10 the March 2007, around 500 participants gathered at the Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall, Jalandhar, unanimously gave a call to review the legislations and ensure its strict enforcement by reminding that “Nobody is Free Till Everybody is Free”. ...


  • AICCTU has issued a call for solidarity against a number of blatant violations of labour laws and the repression of workers in the last few months in (SIDCUL) Pantnagar of Uttrakhand. Labour File supports the efforts of workers to discuss and redress gross violations of labour laws and repression b ...


  • The Fibre and Fabrics International (FFI) case is closed. On 29 January 2008, FFI agreed to withdraw the cases it lodged against the activists of Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN), following the active global campaigns that took place over the preceding months ...


  • The Macchhimar Adhikar Rashtriya Abhayan, a national campaign for the rights of fisher people, has been flagged off by the National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF). The two month long campaign commenced from Jakho, the ran of Kutch, Gujarat on the International Labour day ...


  • On 20 June 2008, along the 8100 km coast line of India, the fishing community will raise their voices to unanimously proclaim and demand the withdrawal of the Coastal Management Zone regulation notification. ...


  • At a time when India is in a state of general excitement about its economic achievements and high growth rates, it has become rather unfashionable to speak about labour bondage and the slave-like relations of production that continue to exist in different sectors of India’s informal economy ...


  • Sixty Three workers of Graziano Transmissioni India are behind the iron bars of Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Their crime, according to the authorities – the government, management and the police – is that they were party to the murder of 47 year old Lalit Kishore Choudhary, the CEO of the ...


  • “Yei Kaisi Aazadi Hei” (What freedom is this?) the music video was dedicated to the people of India by Dr. Shanti Patel, a veteran freedom fighter and ex mayor of Mumbai, on 21 October 2008, at the ISKON Convention Centre, Juhu, Mumbai. ...


  • Lok Sabha gave its final nod for the much-awaited and much-debated bill – Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Bill, 2007 – during its session on December 17, 2008. Although parliamentarians debated a number of amendments to the bill...... ...


  • “The contribution from small tea growers has been growing day by day and as of now their share in the total production of tea in the country is around 25 per cent.” This growth is not only quantitative but qualitative too. ...


  • A silver jubilee is a significant milestone in the perpetual and beautiful journey of any organization. Centre for Education and Communication has decided to go beyond the usual ceremonial carousing and to ponder and reflect in depth on a perspective, an idea, a notion that it has worked with all t ...


  • The recently released study by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the World of Work Report 2008: Income inequalities in the age of financial globalization, explicitly points out that in the last two decades India has witnessed only a one per cent hike in wages as against a 5 per cent growt ...


  • The Ministry of Environment has agreed to drop the proposal to replace the current “Coastal Regulation Zone” (CRZ) notification with a controversial “Coastal Management Zone” (CMZ) notification. ...


  • Trade unions and civil-society organizations submitted a report to the ministry of overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) on 14 May, 2009, in an effort to shape the development of an international migration policy on which MOIA is currently working, and which is expected to be completed in 2-3 months. ...


  • Keeping the promise made to the thousands of fishermen in the country, the Minister of Forest and Environment Jairam Ramesh declared in public the decision to do away with the controversial Coastal Management Zone (CMZ) Notification, 2008. ...


  • The four-year-long disturbing silence maintained after its notorious action on 25 July 2005, involving the Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Private Limited (HMSI) workers, the Haryana government, its police force and auto industrialists in Gurgaon are all back in action, showing again its true colou ...


  • Today, the 20th of October, 2009, saw an instance of unprecedented unity among the industrial workers in Gurgaon, Manesar and nearby industrial belts in Haryana. ...


  • Around 500 nurses of five Metro hospitals of Delhi and Noida have launched an indefinite strike demanding pay hike and return of their academic certificates and contract papers, kept in the custody of the management in the name of the bond they had signed. ...


  • On 9 January 2010, the three day observance of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) will come to an end, at Vigyan Bhawan with the full participation of various union ministers, chief ministers of states, prominent PIOs of other countries along with senior government officials. ...


  • The four-day long struggle of the nurses of the five Metro Hospitals in Delhi and Noida ended today, after the management partially agreed to their demands. ...


  • In its crusade to make Gurgaon the Mecca of capitalism, the Haryana government has crushed the Denso workers’ union movement by denying them the right to form a union. This is a textbook case of the government colluding with the management of a company. ...


  • On 7 September, trade unions, workers and members of the public launched a massive general strike across the country to express their criticism of the anti-worker, anti-people policies of the government. ...


  • Reports from various parts of the country indicate that the nationwide bandh (strike) called by the nine central trade unions of India, (INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, UTUC, and LPF) has been a success. ...


  • “Preventing migration is against sovereignty; US could not have become the largest economy in the world without the labour of the Latin American workers in the United States,” declared C. Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, ...


  • Faced with a rising toll of occupational related deaths, injuries and sickness, the International Labour Office (ILO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) marked 27 April, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, by highlighting the need for a preventative safety culture worldwide. ...


  • Several hundreds of contract workers under the Indian Railways will stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 10 May 2005 under the leadership of All India Railway Theka Kamgar Union affiliated to the CITU. ...


  • In May 2005, Jawaharlal Nehru institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry (JIPMER) plans to stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to resist the central government’s move to confer autonomy to JIPMER in the name of further development. ...


  • Under the banner of the National Alliance of Peoples Movements (NAPM), the ANTI-Coco-Cola Plachimada Plant Agitation will begin in Trivandrum from 17 May. ...


  • On 11 May 2005, the International Labour Office (ILO) will launch “A Global Alliance against Forced Labour”, a comprehensive report on forced labour. It is for the first time an international organisation estimates forced labour in the world today, both globally and regionally. ...


  • On the occasion of May Day Labour File greets all workers and workers’ organisation in their relentless struggle for justice, peace and freedom. ...


  • Sis Ram Ola is to be the new Cabinet Minister for Labour and Employment, in the freshly constituted 14th Lok Sabha in the Indian Parliament. ...


  • To protect natural resources and the lives and livelihood of thousands, Prakrutik Sampad Surakshya Parishad (PSSP) is planning a rally on 25 May 2005 from Kucheipadar to Tikiri in Kashipur, Orissa. ...


  • We have once again come to the capital to urge upon the Government and the people of India and their representatives that we have been rendered to the status of "endangered species" and are racing fast to the verge of extinction. The nation has a responsibility to see that we too have a right to liv ...


  • Supreme Court on 11 July 2005 dismissed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) by the Kerala government to grant pay revision benefits to about 3,000 teachers retired in 1997. ...


  • After 32 days under lock out, five days under brutal police assault, five days in hospitals, jails and hiding, on July 30, 2005 hundreds of workers of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., IMT Manesar, Gurgaon entered the factory premises raising slogans of victory. ...


  • Three of the 62 workers of the Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd. have been granted bail by the district court on 9 August 2005. After the hearing, Sessions Judge K P Sharma reserved the order for 10 August for the remaining 59 workers arrested by the police. ...


  • The 10-day long ‘Coastal Yatra’ of fishworkers, unorganised sector workers and various coastal communities culminated in Chennai on 31 May 2005 with a representation to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. ...


  • On 16 June 2005, the 93rd session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, concluded after intense discussions on the need for urgently eliminating forced labour, creating jobs for youth, improving safety at work and tackling the global jobs crisis. ...


  • The government of Karnataka has decided to heed to the long-pending demands of its employees by constituting a pay panel. Chief Minister N Dharam Singh issued the order for constituting a pay commission, to be headed by C Gopal Reddy, a former Secretary to the central government and Additional Chief ...


  • At least 12.3 million people are trapped in forced labour around the world, the International Labour Office (ILO) said in a new study released in June. ILO Director-General Juan Somavia called forced labour “a social evil which has no place in the modern world”. ...


  • An estimated 2.5 million gallons of water from the old Bansgarha mine flooded the coal mine of Bhurkunda in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand on 15 June 2005 taking the lives of 14 workers and leaving their families devastated. Fourteen miners were trapped after the roof of an adjoining mine caved i ...


  • Global Unions kicked off a world ASBESTOS BAN campaign in Geneva on 9 June when some 4,000 worker, employer and government representatives from around the world gathered for the annual conference of the UN’s 178-member International Labour Organization (ILO). ...


  • National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised/Informal Sector claims that the Ministry of Labour has requested them to draft the much debated and much awaited Bill for the Unorganised Sector workers. ...


  • Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has assured the activists and leaders of the National Campaign Committee for Unorganised Sector Workers (NCC-USW) that he would send their memorandum to the Petition Committee for the enactment process of legislation before the end of current session of Parliamen ...


  • On 21 May 2005, thousands of workers, mainly tea garden workers, from Assam and North Bengal along with the 350 delegates of the 6th National Conference of All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) marched on the streets of Guwahati raising slogans against privatisation and the implications ...


  • On 5 May 2005, the city of Pathankot in Punjab witnessed a protest march of the brick kiln workers demanding minimum wages. The workers also demanded immediate transfer of the Pathankot Labour Officer alleging he was in connivance with the owners of the kilns. ...


  • The Ordinance promulgating a ban on dance bars in Maharashtra is awaiting the final nod of Governor S M Krishna. The Ordinance, which will decide the fate of thousands of women dancers and other workers, was approved by the state cabinet on 18 May 2005. ...


  • The strike by 8,200 contract workers of the Vishakapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) demanding higher wages, increased allowances, bonus and medical facilities was called off on 16 June 2005 after the management agreed to consider the demands. ...


  • On 20 June 2005, seven central trade unions unambiguously opposed the fuel price hike announced by the union cabinet and insisted on its immediate withdrawal. The central trade unions have decided to launch a nationwide campaign against the oil price hike announced by the government, which they say ...


  • The 94-day agitation of the daily-wage employees in various government departments of Karnataka took a sudden turn on 22 June 2005 when the workers went on a mass hunger strike demanding regularisation of their service. ...


  • Thousands of agricultural workers, including hundreds of women were arrested throughout Tamil Nadu while staging a dharna against the government’s indifference to the pressing needs of farm workers. ...


  • After the brutal police attack, the sufferings in the hospitals and police stations the workers of the Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., IMT Manesar, Gurgaon is not out of the inhumane revenge and victimization by the management. ...


  • The 15-day-long strike of around 500,000 workers in the tea plantations of North Bengal came to an end on 26 July 2005, when the management agreed to revise their wages in a tripartite meeting at Writers Building, Kolkata. ...


  • The uranium miners in Jadugora, 30 km from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, withdrew their strike on 29 August 2005 after the Uranium Mining Corporation Limited (UCIL)agreed to raise their salary by Rs 144. ...


  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured the victimised employees of the Maruti Udyog Ltd., who were forced to opt for VRS, that their issues would be looked into soon and instructions would be given to the Haryana government to negotiate with the management. ...


  • 17 August 2005 witnessed strong protests and demonstrations of Food Corporation of India (FCI) workers at New Delhi against the "anti-people and anti-worker" decisions of the management. ...


  • “A high level enquiry by a sitting judge nominated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court must be instituted to look into the brutal police attack on the Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) workers’, recommends the Citizen’s Committe ...


  • On 15 December 2005, India along with other tea producing countries across the World will observe International Tea Day to draw global attention of governments and citizens on the impact of global tea trade on workers, small growers and consumers. ...


  • Tea workers and small growers from 11 tea producing countries from Africa, South Asia and East Asia called for the constitution of an International Tea Commission to promote and strengthen the tea industry, which will have specific provisions to protect the interests of tea workers and small growers ...


  • Hundreds of activists and workers - a majority of those from the unorganised sector had staged a protest dharna at Jantar Mantar to express their anguish on the rise in prices of essential commodities and failure of the Central Government to check this trend. ...


  • For the thousands of domestic workers in Karnataka, the order comes as a boon. But how far the rule will be implemented is a big question. It seems to be an uphill task for the Labour Department ...


  • To highlight the exploitative conditions of work and to strengthen the struggle against violations, the rally will mobilise thousands of workers across the country while passing through Tirupur, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Surat, Kolkata and Ludhiana, the major garment producing centres. ...


  • The All India Rally of the Garment and Sportswear Industry Workers commenced at Tirupur on 19 July. A public meeting was organised by CITU, AITUC, AICCTU, INTUC, LPF, MLF and SAVE. ...


  • I am suffering because I raised voice against the atrocities of the management in the Garment unit (Wingswear)" said Pima, who was dismissed from the company in 1995 for demanding right to decent work. ...


  • To share their woes and experiences, to inspire and get inspired, around 2,000 working women from all corners of the country gathered at the Ramlila Maidan, Delhi on 17 November 2004 for a mass convention putting forward 14 important demands. ...


  • The 38th Indian Labour Conference (ILC), also known as "Labour Parliament of India" concluded on September 29, 2002 with a lot of disagreements on various issues concerning labour. ...


  • The meeting called by the Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with the trade union (TU) leaders on October 18, 2002, to resolve the differences on labour reforms recommended by the Second National Commission on Labour (NCL) failed to reach a consensus. ...


  • The national seminar held in New Delhi on November 7-8, 2002, discussed a proposed Unorganised Sector Workers Bill, 2002. ...


  • The Delhi Government has constituted the Delhi Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Board, on October 24, 2002, under the Chairmanship of Delhi`s Labour Minister, Mr Deep Chand Bandhu, to take care of the well being of the construction workers. ...


  • To observe the seventh anniversary of the enactment of the Disability Act 1995, a day-long dharna was organised outside the office of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on February 7, 2003. ...


  • To say `No` to terrorism of both varieties, whether it is Hindu fundamentalism or Muslim communalism, a call for "United Anti-Fascist March for Justice and Democracy," was given on 28th September 2002. ...


  • A mass demonstration before the Parliament was organised by the constituents newly formed New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI), against the recommendations of the Second National Commission on Labour, on December 2, 2002. ...


  • To intensify the stir against the center`s economic policy, central trade unions, except BMS, and independent federations representing the cross section of the working class of the country had assembled at Talkatora stadium in Delhi on July 15, under the banner of "National Assembly of Trade Unions" ...


  • More than fifty thousand bank employees all over the country, marched towards the Parliament to register their protest against the government of India`s financial sector policies. ...


  • Thousands of people from South to North and East to West, with banners of their unions, shouting slogans and airing their anger and remorse towards the Government`s policy were stopped by the police force deployed on the flyover beginning from Barakambha road. ...


  • The Singareni Collieries Company Limited is the oldest public sector coal company in India. The Hyderabad (Deccan) Company Limited began mining work here in 1886. ...


  • For thousands of industrial workers and the poor living in the slum clusters of Delhi, March 27, 2003 was not a usual calendar day. They came out on the streets to observe a strike on `Gareeb Divas` (The day of impoverished). ...


  • Three leading unions -- National Organisation of Bank Officers (NOBO), All India Bank Officers` Association (AIBOA) and All India Bank Officers` Confederation (AIBOC), went on a nationwide strike on May 2, 2003 demanding among other things an early wage revision. ...


  • After the rejection of several recommendations of the Second National Commission on Labour by the central trade unions in recently concluded Indian Labour Conference, the Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has called a meeting of the central trade unions on October 18, 2002. ...


  • To protest against the “step-motherly” treatment being meted out to the public sector insurance companies on the issue of wage revision, employees of the insurance sector went on a two-day strike on 23-24 March 2005. ...


  • ILO will launch the second all-woman skills development unit in the tsunami-affected Pudupattinam Fisher Kuppam, Kalpakkam, Kancheepuram districts of Tamil Nadu on 8 March, as part of the activities to mark the International Women’s Day this year. ...


  • Hundreds of university teachers marched to Parliament on 10 March 2005. The march was led by Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA), All India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (AIFUCTO) and the Federation of the Central Universities Teachers’ Association (FEDUCTA). ...


  • On 12 March 2005, the employees of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) in Mumbai, ended their three-day strike when the company management agreed to provide the workers a monthly interim arrears payment for the period April 2001 to March 2005. ...


  • 22 March 2005, witnessed a virtual standstill in transactions in banks across the country when the officers and employees went on a day’s strike against the union governments proposal to merge public sector banks and to allow higher foreign direct investment in private banks. ...


  • Global Week of Action on Trade, 10-16 April 2005 witnessed an unprecedented coming together of hundreds and thousands of people across India who raised their voice against the unjust trade rules of WTO and the policies of IMF and World Bank. ...


  • The unorganised sector workers from all over the country is planning a mass rally on 5 May 2005, from Ram Lila grounds to Jantar Mantar demanding a comprehensive legislation ensuring social security and employment guarantee for themselves and amendments in the existing central legislations for const ...


  • Representatives of the Central Trade Unions; AICCTU, AITUC, CITU, HMS, TUCC, UTUC and UTUC-LS greeted the newly appointed Minister for Labour and Employment, Sis Ram Ola, on May 26, 2004. ...


  • They work harder, longer, for lower than minimum wages, under unsafe working conditions without any social security cover and are refused even the right to organise themselves. These workers are unable to capture the spirit of Olympics though they toil for it. ...


  • The garment and sportswear workers from NOIDA, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Tirupur, Mumbai and Delhi along with leaders of trade unions were forcibly taken under custody by the Police when they tried to assemble peacefully at the Humayun Tomb. ...


  • About 50 Garment and sportswear workers from NOIDA, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Tirupur, Mumbai and Delhi along with leaders of trade unions were forcibly taken under custody by the Police. ...


  • On 16 June the trade union leaders received a letter from the Prime Minister`s office requesting them to attend a meeting with him on 23 June. Though the notice was short, the union leaders welcomed the initiative. ...


  • The saga of the workers truggle in the private power distribution companies for Delhi - BSES and NDPL, came to a temporary halt when S Reghunathan, Chief Secretary, Delhi Government, announced immediate payment of pension and other benefits to the workers who opted for VRS. ...


  • “Trade unions have shrunk in many parts of the world and according to a national representation security Index estimated for 99 countries, most workers have a very low probability of having a secure voice in their labour market relationship” ...


  • The nine-month long indefinite strike of the 70 retrenched project workers of the Tata Power Company (TPC) in Mumbai successfully came to an end when the management settled workers’ dues through cheque payment. TPC has been forced to pay substantial compensation of two crore to the workers and their ...


  • The four-month-long struggle of the construction workers in Jammu Kashmir came to a successful end on 16 December 2004 when the HCC management agreed for a settlement with the USB Rail Project Workers’ Union in the presence of the Assistant Labour Commissioner (Central). ...


  • The success of the strike can be gauged from the fact that almost all the media has reported the strike as having a "paralytic effect", "total strike" or "bandh like situation", etc. ...


  • Taking offence at the lack of Government initiative to take any steps to negate the August 6, 2003, Supreme Court Judgement all the major Central Trade Unions, including CITU, AITUC, AICCTU, TUCC and UTUC-LS, except the BMS and the INTUC, have decided to observe a strike on February 24, 2004. ...


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