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8 October, 20157 October saw rallies all over India in the fight to STOP Precarious Work.

Alang ship recycling yards declared compliant with Hong Kong Convention

4 November, 2015The world’s largest shipbreaking site, Alang in Western India, has received a high profile private certification of compliance with the safety and sustainability standards in the Hong Kong Convention.

SPECIAL REPORT: Cleaning up shipbreaking the world’s most dangerous job

15 December, 2015Workers in this industry face dangerous and precarious working conditions, with very little training, safety equipment and medical services, and they receive poverty wages. IndustriALL Global Union is campaigning to support organizing at the South Asia yards and is pushing governments in countries with major shipping industries to take responsibility for workers’ safety.

IndustriALL intensifies campaign to ratify Hong Kong Convention

28 July, 2017IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates ran two consecutive workshops in Bangladesh and India in July 2017 to discuss the importance of ratification Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.

Indian automotive unions to strengthen social dialogue and union power

26 September, 2017Indian automotive unions met in Chennai on 21 – 23 September to discuss social dialogue, precarious work, building union network and improving health and safety.

Indian unions mobilize thousands of workers to protest anti-worker policies of Modi government

15 November, 2017Intensifying protests against the Modi government, Indian unions held massive three-day demonstrations in front of the parliament on 9-11 November in Delhi.

Exedy India workers protest against lockout and suspensions

22 February, 2018450 union bearers and workers at Exedy India Clutch in Bengaluru, have been locked out following a breakdown in discussions on welfare measures. In response, the workers went on hunger strike on 19 February.

India: Tata Steel subsidiary workers face police attack

11 October, 2017In the night of 22 September, Tata Steel subsidiary Tayo Rolls workers and their families, including children, were brutally beaten up by the police while peacefully protesting against the company’s closure, demanding alternative employment or appropriate compensation.

India: Cement unions call for improved health and safety in multinational corporations

10 April, 2018Indian cement sector affiliates of IndustriALL called for improved occupational health and safety (OHS) and social dialogue in multinational corporations (MNCs) and Indian cement units at a meeting in Mumbai on 7 and 8 April 2018.

Women’s dire working conditions brought to light at IndustriALL ICT conference

30 June, 2015At IndustriALL Global Union’s World Conference of the ICT, Electrical and Electronics Sectors held in June 2015, women’s working conditions were highlighted among other important subjects.