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Howrah civic staff seek wage dues Read mor ://t 2019-05-14 [TNN]

Journalists attacked covering elections in West Bengal 2019-05-08 [IFJ]

Brass Workers Labour to Sustain Tradition 2019-05-05 [The Wire]

Deprived of clean drinking water, North Bengal tea garden workers cry foul 2019-04-16 [The Business Standard]

CITU extends support and solidarity to the indefinite strike by jute-mill workers in West Bengal from1st March 2019 called jointly by all 21 unions in the industry 2019-03-01 [CITU ]

Bengal inks wage agreement with jute industry, CITU stays away 2019-03-14 [The Business Standard]

No salary for 3 months: Women rail sanitation staff at Ernakulam Junction go on strike 2019-03-14 [The News Minute]

Simulbarie estate suspends work, citing worker disobedience 2019-02-26 [Telegraph]

Over 2.5 lakh jute mill workers are gearing up for an indefinite strike from March 1, demanding wage revision 2019-02-12 [Newsclick Report]

Haldia port shut after strike; loss Rs 6 crore/day 2019-01-22 [The Times]

January 8-9 Strike Participants Allege Backlash From TMC Govt 2019-01-13 [Newsclick]

Sporadic clash in Bengal over trade union strike 2019-01-08 [The Herald]

Left Union calls on Trinamool to join strike against BJP, leaves Didi in tricky spot 2019-01-07 [Today]

Labour dept takes up massive campaign to bring more unorganised sector workers under SSY 2019-01-02 [MP]

Ten workers of cake factory taken ill following gas leakage from oven 2018-12-27 [UNI]

Minimum wage: Talks between tea garden workers in Siliguri, plantation owners reach impasse 2018-12-24 [Express News Service]

Bengal may set minimum wage for tea garden workers 2018-12-14 [Telegraph]

10,000 Workers Laid-off after Jute Mills Shut Down 2018-12-06 [News Central Staff]

Tea garden workers on fast, want new owner 2018-12-04 [The Telegraph]

The Bitter Plight of Bengal's Tea Garden Workers 2018-10-01 [The Wire]

Darjeeling’ steam engine toy trains grounded after labourers strike work 2018-09-13 [Hindustan Times]

Good news for 1.30 lakh workers, salary hiked by 45% 2018-09-13 [DNA]

Tea wage hike call 2018-08-19 [The Telegraph]

Minimum wage uncertain: interim hike proposed for Bengal tea workers 2018-08-17 [Newsmen]

Hospital for bidi workers sick 2018-08-15 [Telegraph]

Worker safety of no value 2018-08-09 [Telegraph]

Tea workers strike for 50 cent per day pay rise 2018-08-09 [The Daily Star]

More than 400,000 tea estate workers go on strike over pay 2018-08-08 [The Guardian]

IIT-Kgp in panic mode as hostel workers’ strike looms 2018-08-05 [The Times]

GNLF brews garden push 2018-08-04 [The Telegraph]

Forum renews garden strike threat over wages 2018-08-04 [Telegraph]

Basic Welfare Provisions for Tea Estate Workers Under Threat 2018-07-24 [Newsclick]

Reprieve as Appeals Court reinstates 362 tea workers 2018-07-23 [Media Max]

Tea garden strike on hold in wake of announcement 2018-07-23 [The Business Standard]

Appeal for unity for tea garden unions in Darjeeling 2018-07-11 [The Echo]

Tea planters urge unions not to disrupt operations in Bengal 2018-07-10 [IANS]

BJP mulls tea agitation plan 2018-07-10 [Telegraph]

Tea union plea to finalise workers' pay 2018-07-07 [The Telegraph]

Morcha out of tea forum strike 2018-07-07 [The Telegraph]

Domestic workers of West Bengal find new hope in trade union 2018-07-06 [Catch News]

Govt urges unions to drop tea strike 2018-07-05 [The Telegraph]

TMC tea unions fail to merge 2018-07-04 [The Telegraph]

Lift strike, tea planters tell unions 2018-07-02 [The Telegraph]

TMC shuns tea strike 2018-07-01 [The Telegraph]

Tea strike for minimum pay 2018-06-30 [The Telegraph]

Lockout At Bengal Textile Factory, 5,700 Jobs At Stake 2018-06-26 [NDTV]

Domestic workers rally in Kolkata for just wages, social security 2018-06-23 [The Business Standard]

Domestic workers rally in Kolkata for just wages, social security 2018-06-23 [IANS]

Meal workers voice concern 2018-06-22 [The Telegraph]

Big Win For Domestic Workers In West Bengal; Now Recognised As Trade Union 2018-06-20 [The Logical Indian]

This month in labour history

1-05-1923 The country's first May Day celebration. [more]

8-05-1974 A national railway strike begins. 1.7 million workers were involved in demanding higher wages and shorter working hours. Indira Gandhi’s government brutally suppressed the strike with 1000s being sent to jail and losing their jobs. [more]