Explained: Emergence and journey of right to sit movement in Kerala

The struggle by the workers, under the banner of Asanghadita Mekhala Tozhilali Union (AMTU) emerged victorious after the communist government in Kerala passed an amendment to the labour law ending the inhuman practice.

July 23, 2019 by Peoples Dispatch

Peoples Dispatch and Newsclick in conversation with lawyer-activist Anima Muyarath discuss about the women textile workers’ fight for their right to sit in the southern Indian state of Kerala. For years, women workers in textile shops were not allowed to sit during their working hours. The struggle by the workers, under the banner of Asanghadita Mekhala Tozhilali Union (AMTU) emerged victorious after the communist government in Kerala passed an amendment to the labour law ending the inhuman practice.

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