Centre for Indian Trade Unions
Workers at Hyundai plant in India win dues after 12-year legal battle

After a 12-year-legal battle, 51 workers whose salaries had been cut for a 90-minute strike, were awarded the wages back with interest by a labor court in the India State of Tamil Nadu

Midday meal workers in India win pay rise after 39-day strike

The workers who are currently paid around USD 17.85 won a USD 3.5 hike two days after their withdrew their 39-day strike. The workers cool meals for nearly 10 million school children in the State of Bihar

10,000 workers to go on indefinite strike against privatization of Indian airports

Six airports under the Airports Authority of India are set to be privatized. The striking workers, under the banner of the Airports Authority Employees Union, said the step will lead to exploitation of workers as they will be hired on a contractual basis

Over 250,000 Indian jute workers plan indefinite strike from March 1

The workers in the State of West Bengal continue to be paid as low as USD 3 a day. They are demanding wage revision and implementation of the Minimum Wages Act in the jute industry

Hundreds of thousands of midday meal workers protest in India demanding minimum wages

The protest on February 8 was in solidarity with the midday meal workers in the State of Bihar, who have been on an indefinite strike since January 7. The other demands include payment of salaries throughout the year and an end to the privatization of the midday meal scheme

Allowing Women to Work Nights in Mines Is ‘Equal Opportunity For Exploitation’

The Indian government has recently passed a law removing restrictions on women working in mines at night. However, activists point out that women stand to pay a much higher cost, in terms of their health and safety, than men if they do so

Mid-day meals workers across India to stage protest on February 8

The protest will be held in solidarity with the near 250,000 mid-day meal scheme workers who have been protesting in the State of Bihar, demanding higher wager, government employee status and pensions

Why are 200 million workers on strike in India?

The strike by 10 central trade unions is against a proposal to limit the formation and powers of trade unions, as well as for a minimum wage of Rs. 18,000 and the protection of the public sector

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