Which other government would have passed off a slew of concessions to foreign and domestic monopolists as a “rescue package” for the people of the country?
24 laborers who were on their way home from India’s capital city of New Delhi were killed when a truck carrying migrant workers rammed the vehicle they were on
The States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, all of which are ruled by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party, have issued a number of ordinances exempting employers from following labor laws that protect workers’ jobs and wages
Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), talks about the Indian government’s failure to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic
In this episode of Dispatches from India, we take a look at the gas leak in the south Indian city of Visakhapatnam, the situation of drivers in Kashmir due to COVID-19 and the ‘Bois Locker Room’ issue.
The State government had earlier decided to seek a halt to special train services for migrant workers from other States to return home amid the COVID-19 crisis. This was after a meeting with real estate developers who reportedly said they want to retain the laborers for construction work
In this episode of Dispatches from India, we look at arrests by the police in India of people on charges of being involved in the Delhi riots of February
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
Many migrant laborers, who are exploited to the maximum during ‘normal’ times, have been left to starve by their employers during the lockdown even as the government has failed to address their needs
Protests in Colombia against the negligence of the government were repressed by security personnel. The protesters who are victims of internal displacement demanded that the state deliver on its promises.
Earnings are gone, jobs are gone, hunger is met by handouts and the Modi government is using the pandemic lockdown to push through more oppressive conditions on workers to please India Inc.
The law was passed after the Indian Medical Association gave a call for protests against the rising attacks on and harassment of doctors who are treating COVID-19 patients.