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#India – Welfare deaths – Delayed NREGA payments drive workers to suicide #WTFnews

Sandeep Pai, Hindustan Times   December 29, 2013   Mahatma Gandhi urged us, in our moments of doubt, to recall the face of the poorest person we may have seen and ask ourselves whether the step we are contemplating is likely… Continue Reading →

Standing with Sangeeta Richard for Rights of Domestic Workers

 20th dec, 2013,    With Chaumtoli Huq* You might not have heard of Sangeeta Richard, but you’ve certainly heard the numerous opinions and reactions that her case has sparked. Ms. Richard’s experiences as a domestic worker in the home of… Continue Reading →

Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era

  The number of public sector workers on low wages doubles to more than one million, with women and part-time staff disproportionately affected by squeeze on incomes NIGEL MORRIS  Monday 09 December 2013 The biggest drop in living standards since… Continue Reading →

#India- Auto Workers Protest for Rank-and-File Union and Release from Jail

July 18, 2013 / Suzanne Adely and Immanuel Ness Auto workers launched a hunger strike in Manesar, India, today to demand the release of 147 co-workers, who have now spent a year in jail on trumped-up charges. Workers and allies have… Continue Reading →

In shadow of Maruti violence, memories of a police attack

Manesar, July 26, 2012 Aman Sethi, The Hindu “We fight because of the hunger in our stomachs” Seven years ago, Vikramjit Singh was in a crowd of about 800 workers from the Honda factory at Manesar in Haryana, when they… Continue Reading →

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