Unemployment in India
Left organizations in Delhi launch campaign to declare work as a fundamental right

Delegates from the CITU, DYFI and the SFI took the decision at the Delhi state-convention on unemployment to launch militant struggles for an urban employment guarantee act, guaranteeing 200 days of employment, at no less than Rs. 21K per month.

Police repress youth demonstration demanding jobs in India

As per reports, about 150 protesters were injured, 100 have been hospitalized, and about 500 arrests have been made.

India faces grim jobs crisis: 17 million jobs lost in past year

In the three months from September 2020 alone, 9 million people lost their jobs. A breakdown of job losses shows that younger people and women have borne the brunt

250 million people participate in countrywide strike in India

Despite police repression and the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and farmers and their allies across India participated in the pan-India strike action against the recent neoliberal reforms pushed through by the Narendra Modi government

Millions strike in India

Workers and farmers demanded the withdrawal of recent laws that will destroy their livelihood

200 million Indian workers to strike on November 26

The call for this massive countrywide action has been given by 10 central trade unions and dozens of independent federations. Simultaneously, an umbrella platform of over 300 farmers’ organizations has called for a two-day protest

5 million industrial Workers, 6.2 million professional employees sacked in India in one year

The latest data by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy paints a dismal picture of the Indian employment scenario as pre-existing structural issues have been accentuated by the pandemic

All India protest by CPI-M Communist Party of India (Marxist) stages protest against government’s anti-people policies

The CPI(M) has demanded cash and grain transfers, 200 days of work under the rural employment scheme, an unemployment allowance and an end to the privatization of state enterprises

Dispatches from India: Episode 5: Unemployment soars

In India, migrant workers have been struggling to get home even as farmers try to overcome challenges during harvest. Meanwhile, unemployment rates continue to soar.

Indian national strike Why are 250 million Indian workers going on strike?

Workers across India are going on strike on January 8, in what is perhaps the biggest such protest in history. We look at the key demands of the workers, as well as the policies of the far-right wing Narendra Modi government which have led to the workers coming to the streets.

Indian youth organization called for nationwide mobilization against unemployment

At an All-India convention on Right to Employment, the Democratic Youth Federation of India, has given a call for militant agitations in February 2020

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