This protest was held against the labour law amendments being passed by the Indian far-right government, which will strip workers of many of their hard-earned rights.
The decision to lay off personnel was taken by the company to compensate for the losses incurred due to the drop in sales
Despite years of struggle and negotiations with the Government, the hundreds of thousands of tea workers in West Bengal are still not paid minimum wage
The strike was called off by the unions after South Africa Police Service assures the union that the call center workers’ employment will be shifted from Public Service Act to Police Act, which would raise their pay and provide additional benefits.
The struggle by the workers, under the banner of Asanghadita Mekhala Tozhilali Union (AMTU) emerged victorious after the communist government in Kerala passed an amendment to the labour law ending the inhuman practice.
In the new collective agreement, the trade union achieved an increase of 3.5% in salaries and training programs for the workers who will be laid off
Since the introduction of salary payments in a quasi-currency pegged to USD in October last year, wages of the lowest paid civil servants have fallen from the equivalent of USD 475 to USD 47.
The workers are demanding a 20% increase in salaries and a bonus of 16,000 pesos.
Due to the strike, about 130 stores of various supermarket chains owned by the company remained closed, while more than 100 operated for half day.
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The workers are demanding better wages and reincorporation of the workers who will be unemployed in the coming months after the digital transformation of the company.
The workers staged a one-week strike, claiming the management had ill-treated them and not implemented the terms and conditions of the contract