In India, lockdown is being used to attack workers’ rights

On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, president of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions K. Hemalatha talks about the conditions of Indian workers who are bearing the brunt of the lockdown

May 01, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, president of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions K. Hemalatha talks about the conditions of Indian workers who are bearing the brunt of the lockdown. She highlights the exploitation of the frontline healthcare workerswho are working without proper remuneration and safety equipment. While huge retrenchments in several sectors further endanger workers’ livelihoods, the Modi government is instead pushing for measures to exploit workers through increasing working hours, codification of labour codes and so on.

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