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Half a million Indian coalminers launch strike

6 January, 2015IndustriALL Global Union’s mining affiliates in India are leading a five-day nationwide strike that has shut down the country’s coal industry. Beginning 6 January, the strike is in rejection of government plans to privatize state-owned Coal India Ltd. (CIL) which produces almost all of India’s coal.

Women empowerment in India

24 March, 2015On 25 and 26 February 2015, some 25 women leaders from IndustriALL Global Union Indian affiliates met in Kolkata, India for training in leadership and methodology. 

Support 1,140 Indian mineworkers organizing at bullying Thriveni

23 July, 2015You can lend your support to the 1,140 mineworkers at the Odisha Project of Thriveni Earthmovers who are facing harsh retaliation from their employer to their effort to organize a union. The backlash has included death threats. Click here to write to the Thriveni management and local government.

India: Two workers killed in Ambuja cement plant in Chattisgarh

20 September, 2017On 17 September 2017 two contract workers were killed in a horrific accident at the Ambuja cement plant of the LafargeHolcim group at Bhatapara in the state of Chhattisgarh, India.

Schneider Electric workers rally for union rights in India

11 June, 2018Workers of Luminous Power Technologies owned by Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management rallied protesting against vindictive actions, caste abuses of the management and demanded the right to freedom of association.

Workers donate blood in solidarity for struggling Paharpur workers

16 April, 2014As a gesture of solidarity for the struggling workers of the Paharpur cooling towers, 117 workers of the GRSE workmen’s union in Kolkata donated their blood at a temporary Blood Donation Camp.

Six workers killed at Indian steel plant

25 June, 2014On 12 June, six workers were killed and several more injured when a ruptured water pipe at the Bhilai Steel Plant resulted in a gas leak.

Trainees win equal treatment at auto parts producer in India

21 August, 2014Thanks to the commitment of the Plastic Omnium Varroc Kamgar Sangathna trade union, member of the IndustriALL Indian affiliate Shramik Ekta Mahasangh (SEM), workers of the auto parts producer employed as trainees will be granted the same rights and benefits as their colleagues on permanent contracts.

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 coal unions plan nationwide strike

12 May, 2017Around half a million coal workers in India are set to hold a three-day nationwide strike from 19 to 21 June, 2017 over pensions and wages.