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IndustriALL supporting striking Motorcycle workers in Pune, India

18 July, 2013Bajaj Auto workers in the Chakan Plant, Pune are now in their fourth week of “Work Stoppage” calling for decent employment conditions in a new collective agreement. The 1,500 employees, including 600 contract, temporary and 'earn-and-learn' trainees have the full support of IndustriALL Global Union.

Indian Maruti Suzuki workers fight on

22 July, 2013Mass rallies are being conducted in solidarity with the jailed 147 Maruti Suzuki workers in Manesar, India. Local Haryana government deployed 1,000 police to outnumber 500 peaceful protesters on 18 July.

Siemens Employee Federation make efforts on organizing Precarious Workers

25 October, 2013The Siemens Employee Federation (SEF) will set up 3 year project to make efforts on organizing all workers working directly or indirectly for the Siemens in India to ensure the same equal rights and working conditions as the permanent workers.

India - 2000 protestors march to free jailed Maruti Suzuki workers

3 February, 2014More than 2000 demonstrators took to the streets in New Delhi on Friday to demand the release of 147 Maruti Suzuki workers arrested in July 2012.

India: Thousands of workers lose employment and wages

14 December, 2016The demonetization process launched by India’s government has affected production, jobs and wages of workers across the country. There are fears that it will result in the loss of over 400,000 jobs and reduce India’s economic growth rate.

Indian unions resolve to fight precarious work and strengthen union power

29 November, 2017IndustriALL India affiliates gathered in Delhi on 26-27 November to take stock of this year's organizing and union building initiatives, and decided to intensify the fight against precarious work and strengthen union power.

Another worker killed at LafargeHolcim operation in India

29 January, 2018***UPDATE*** On 30 January, just few days after the killing of the contract worker Arun Singh at LafargeHolcim another similar incident happened again at the same factory. According to the union representative Vijay Thakre this time fortunately no worker was injured, but the incident poses serious doubts about effectiveness of health and safety policies of the company.

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.