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Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai India workers get solidarity message from UAW

30 November, 2012Last week the UAW sent solidarity messages to the Maruti Suzuki Workers’ Union (MSWU) and Hyundai Motors India Employees Union (HMIEU) in support of their struggle for genuine trade union rights.

Sit-in in support of Maruti Suzuki workers

30 May, 2013On 27 May members of Indian unions staged protest action to render their support to Maruti Suzuki workers.

32,000 Indian steel workers organized since 2010

14 March, 2013Through IndustriALL Global Union’s organizing project known as “More members, fewer unions” two Indian affiliates, the INMF and SMEFI, organized over 32,000 new members between 2010 and 2012.

7 killed in garment factory collapse in Bhiwandi, Mumbai

5 July, 2013A two-storey building that housed a Garment factory collapsed in the early hours of Thursday, 4 July. The “godown” or warehouse was located in Arihant Compound, Kalher village in the Bhiwandi area of Thane District, Mumbai.

Protesting workers have had enough of bad management

13 March, 2014For the last 15 years, management at PH Cooling Towers in Kolkata, India, has denied workers wage revision, resulting in distress and hardship for the workers and their families. Management’s response to the union’s demand for a wage revision was the dismissal of three workers. When the union organised a one-day token strike at Paharpur Cooling Towers on 26 February, management employed local goons and attacked three union activists.

Indian government concedes to coal strikers

8 January, 2015Over half a million coalminers in India have ended a planned five-day strike after two days as the government gave assurances not to privatize Coal India Ltd (CIL). IndustriALL Global Union coal mining affiliates led the massive strike which ended on 7 January. 

Indian shipbreaking union calls on government to ratify Hong Kong Convention

13 October, 2015The shipbreaking workers union at the Alang shipyards wrote to the Indian Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping to demand the country’s ratification of the international standard for health and safety in the industry, the Hong Kong Convention.

India

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

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.

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.