On March 15, over 500 scheme workers gathered in protest in New Delhi demanding recognition of their work, minimum wages, social security, and that the Narendra Modi-led BJP government fulfil its 2018 promise of a wage hike.
52,000 child care workers, also known as anganwadi workers, have been on strike in Haryana for over a month. They are demanding a pay raise that was promised to them by the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi 4 years ago.
A.R. Sindhu, General Secretary of All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers, talks about the issues faced by care workers and why they have launched a fresh wave of struggles
In the southern Indian state of Karnataka, around 30,000 child care workers embarked on a long march on December 10.