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Unions call for non-cooperation against Modi government

9 June, 2020Indian unions are intensifying their struggle against Modi government’s failure to protect workers’ interests during the Covid-19 lockdown and its aggressive attacks on workers’ rights. A day of non-cooperation is announced for 3 July.

All-night picket over 1,200 illegal lay-offs

9 June, 2020Women workers at Euro Clothing Company ECC-2, India, supplier to global fashion brands like H&M, staged an overnight sit-in at the factory, protesting against the illegal lay-offs of 1,200 workers.

Safety crisis in Indian mines call for ratification of ILO C-176

5 June, 2020268 workers were killed and 748 workers suffered serious injuries in India’s mines between 2016 to 2019. A series of accidents in May suggest that 11 coal miners were killed and many more injured.

One dead and seven injured at Bokaro steel plant, India

26 May, 2020Four accidents in two weeks at Bokaro steel plant expose the poor safety measures at Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), the leading public sector steel maker in India.

Council of global unions joint statement on the suspension of Indian labour laws

22 May, 2020The CGU and ITUC calls on the government of India to respect its obligations under international labour standards and ensure that States which have suspended its labour laws immediately reverse these measures.

Indian states suspend labour laws and increase working hours

14 May, 2020Some Indian states are using coronavirus as a pretext to attack working conditions. Many have increased the working day to 12 hours, while others have suspended or provided exemptions to labour law.

Series of industrial accidents rocks India as work resumes post-lockdown

8 May, 2020A toxic gas leak at LG Polymers India, a subsidiary of South Korean multinational LG Chem, resulted in the death of twelve people, including two children, with hundreds hospitalized.

Indian Saint-Gobain worker dismissed for occupational illness

17 March, 2020A former Saint-Gobain Crystals and Detectors worker in Bangalore, India, Jayaraj Mathangi, was fired for abstenteeism after developing severe health problems due to hazards he was exposed to at work.

South Asia unions build strength by mapping supply chains

19 February, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from India, Pakistan and Nepal met in Kathmandu on 18-19 February 2020 to evaluate the progress made by the South Asia union building and multinational supply chain project and plan activity for the following years.

Indian workers strike back against Modi government’s anti-worker policies

8 January, 2020The nation-wide strike on 8 January witnessed the massive participation of over 250 million working people across India. In many states protesting workers were detained, but the strike remained peaceful.