Centre for Indian Trade Unions

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

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

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

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

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

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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