A Tribute to Senior Trade Union Leader Umraomal Purohit
On 27 February 2014, Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS) along with the entire trade union movement in the country lost their legendary leader Umraomal Purohit at a Mumbai hospital around 4.15 am.
ILO Launches Decent Work Country Programme 2013–17: Trade Unions Raise Concerns
In a well-attended meeting in Delhi on 17 December 2013, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched its ambitious India-specific Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for next five years.
Massive Labour Rally in Delhi: Trade Unions Scale Up Their United Voice
On 12 December 2013, the united voice of the working class in India reverberated in Delhi when around two-and-a-half lakh workers marched towards parliament under the banner of National Coordination Committee of Trade Unions.
Enslaved within Four Walls: Domestic Workers Awaits Justice
On 29 November 2013, the Sessions Court of Delhi rejected the bail application of Dhanjay Singh, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP from Jaunpur District of Uttar Pradesh who was arrested on 5 November 2013 along with his wife Jagriti Singh, a government hospital dentist, on charges of torturing to de
Beyond Prison and Persecution: The Enduring Spirit of Maruti Workers
From 10 August 2013, the retrenched workers of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), at the plant located at Manesar in the state of Haryana, India, are all set to renew and reinforce their struggle to uphold their democratic rights to organise and protest.
A Tribute to Senior Trade Union Leader RA Mital
On 16 June 2013, we at Labour File received a message informing us about the shocking and sad news of the demise of Sri RA Mital, National Secretary of Hind Mazdoor Sabha.
Trade Union Strike 2013: `Struggle for Unity, Unity for Struggle, and Struggle and Unity for Progress`
The 48-hour-long strike by India`s workers – jointly called by 11 central trade unions and independent federations – had brought the nation to a standstill. With undaunted determination and vigour, amidst police repression and threats by governments and employers, the general strike concluded on the
Maruti Workers in Jail Await Justice: Court Hearing on 23 October 2012
On 23 October, the District Court of Gurgaon will take up the case of the 149 Maruti workers arrested after the incident of the management-workers clash on 18 July 2012. The episode also witnessed the death of Awanish Kumar Dev, the HR manager for the Manesar plant.
Maruti = Unrest
Of late, the word ‘Maruti’ has become a synonym for words like unrest, strife, conflict and turmoil. In the last few years, the Japanese automobile giant’s various plants in Haryana have been afflicted with worker/management restlessness.
Unprecedented Labour Unity: Indian Workers Stand Up To Globalisation
Today, February 28, 2012, the solidarity of the working class reverberated throughout India, when millions of workforce—not prejudiced by ideology, class or political linkages—came together, bringing the country almost to a standstill, to protest against the anti-working class attitude of the ruling