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Indian unions call for sustainable trade and industrial policy

1 October, 2019Manufacturing unions in India say the country’s trade and investment agreements have contributed to a crisis of precarious work, low wages and poor working conditions, as well as the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Indian coal miners strike against privatization of mines

25 September, 2019Five Indian unions representing 500,000 miners at Coal India Limited (CIL) and Singareni collieries took strike action on 24 September, leading to a complete halt in coal production and dispatch.

Karnataka garment workers demand agreed minimum wage

19 September, 2019Karnataka government’s long delay in announcing minimum wages triggered massive protests on 12 September at Bengaluru. Hundreds of  thousands of workers have been waiting for the new minimum wage since February last year.

Indian auto unions prepare for technological transformation

18 September, 2019Indian and international auto union representatives gathered at Chennai for a two-day workshop on 14-15 September to take stock of the technological transformation in the sector and share trade union responses.

Moving towards sustainable shipbreaking in South Asia

4 September, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliates representing shipbreaking workers in South Asia met in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the end of August to improve safety and strengthen unions as yet more lives are lost in one of the world’s deadliest jobs.

Indian coal unions call for immediate ratification of ILO C176

2 September, 2019IndustriALL India mining affiliates INMF and HKMF joined forces at Talcher of Mahanadi Coalfields and at Asansol of Eastern Coalfields, demanding improved health and safety and the immediate ratification of ILO C176.

Indian unions hold nationwide protest against anti-worker labour law ‘reforms’

8 August, 2019A massive wave of protest across the country on 2 August against the Modi government’s corporate friendly labour law reforms highlights the crisis of social dialogue in India.

Four coal miners dead and nine injured in a Coal India accident

31 July, 2019On the night shift at the Bharatpur open cast mine, at around 11.30pm on 23 July, a controlled explosion triggered a landslide trapping 13 coal miners. 

Cement unions in India commit to improve occupational health and safety

31 July, 2019Cement sector union representatives from different parts of India gathered at Chennai on 29-30 July 2019 to take stock and improve occupational health and safety (OHS) initiatives, social dialogue and union power.

Torrent Pharmaceutical workers in India beaten and fired after joining union

27 May, 2019When Torrent Pharmaceutical workers in Himachal Pradesh became members of the Association of Chemical Workers Union in October 2018, management unleashed a series of vindictive actions aimed at union busting.