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Fighting privatization of steel in India

4 May, 2022On 28 April, IndustriALL affiliates Steel, Metal and Engineering Workers’ Federation of India (SMEFI) and the Indian National Steel, Metal, Metalmines and Engineering Employees’ Federation (INSMMEEF) demonstrated at the Vishakapatnam steel plant, opposing its privatization.

Millions of workers join nationwide strike

29 March, 2022More than 200 million workers joined the two-day nationwide strike on 28-29 March in India, under the banner of ‘Save the people and save the nation’. The Joint Forum of Central Trade Unions, consisting of central trade unions and independent sectoral federations including IndustriALL affiliates, called the strike in protest of the government's anti-worker, anti-farmer and anti-people policies.

Serious concerns remain about health and safety in India

28 January, 2022In 2021, the Indian manufacturing industry was beset with accidents, with an average of seven accidents reported per month, killing over 162 workers and leaving others disabled for life or badly injured. A number of accidents in the first few weeks of the new year shows that this trend is likely to continue.

SPECIAL REPORT: What will it take for the Hong Kong Convention to come into force?

18 January, 2022Shipbreaking has been called the most dangerous job in the world. In countries like Bangladesh and Pakistan, workers face dangerous and precarious working conditions, with very little training, safety equipment and access to medical services. For this, they receive poverty wages. 

GM workers in India win interim relief in retrenchment case

13 January, 2022After a seven-month legal battle, General Motors (GM) workers in India were granted interim relief by the Maharashtra Industrial Court on 5 January, when the court held that the retrenchment of workers was unfair labour practice.

India: Workers protest in Foxconn facility

23 December, 2021Thousands of young women workers at Foxconn's iPhone assembly plant in Tamil Nadu, India, blocked the Chennai - Bangalore highway, demanding improved working and living conditions and decent employment. The protests were triggered by food poisoning at a Foxconn dormitory, leaving hundreds of workers in hospital.

Discussing a Just Transition in India

9 December, 2021In the past two weeks, IndustriALL in South Asia organized a webinar for the region, as well as a workshop for Indian affiliates, to discuss the future of work and Just Transition.

One worker killed and six injured at Holcim in India

1 December, 2021One worker was killed and five other injured at Marwar cement plant in Nagaur district of Rajasthan, India on 18 November 2021. Another worker was seriously injured in Maratha Cement Works in Maharashtra on 11 November 2021. Both plants are owned by Holcim subsidiary, Ambuja cement.

IndustriALL Global Union is looking for a regional research, communications and campaigns officer in its South Asia Office

16 November, 2021IndustriALL is looking for a full-time regional research, communications and campaigns officer based in New Delhi, India, one of the five regional offices. The regional office in Delhi covers India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The position will require some travel in the countries covered by the office.

India’s coal mines claim four more lives

16 November, 2021Within the space of one week, three serious accidents have occurred in coal mines in India, claiming the lives of four workers.