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3 workers die while cleaning sewage tank in Madurai; probe on 2022-04-23 [HT]

Livelihood of 5 lakh workers to get affected as matchbox industries begin strike 2022-04-07 [PTI]

Tension brews among Manjolai Tea Estate workers 2022-02-21 [Express News Service]

Two migrant workers die in boiler blast 2022-02-21 [Express News Service]

Deputy labour commissioner to meet agitating Ford employees 2022-02-10 [TNN]

Powerloom workers plan to boycott civic polls 2022-02-02 [PTI]

Serious concerns remain about health and safety in India 2022-01-27 [IndustriALL]

Ford India closure: Compensation talks on with workers, says report 2022-01-19 [IANS]

4 workers die in blast at Sivakasi cracker unit 2022-01-03 [ENS]

Apple investigates iPhone facility in India after workers protest against poor working conditions 2022-01-01 [India Today]

How A Protest By Women Forced Change At iPhone’s Indian Plant 2021-12-31 [The Toys Matrix]

Details Surrounding Foxconn’s Suspended Plant Surface, Outlining Grim Working Conditions 2021-12-31 [iPhone]

Gas cylinder explodes, injures 5 workers 2021-12-29 [PTI]

Fishermen's strike enters eighth day 2021-12-27 [PTI]

Workers protest in Foxconn facility 2021-12-25 [IndustriALL]

Women workers stage protest, block arterial Tamil Nadu highway 2021-12-19 [PTI]

Government urged to initiate wage settlement talks 2021-10-24 [The Hindu]

Sitting pretty? Indian shop workers win the right to a chair 2021-10-04 [The National Post]

Fight for Wage Revision Pacts Bears Fruit in Tamil Nadu’s Big Industries 2021-10-04 [Newsclick]

The right to sit must be the beginning 2021-09-27 [HT]

Ford staff seek assistance from TN govt, dealers in a fix 2021-09-12 [The Express]

Future of Ford’s 2,600 employees at stake 2021-09-10 [The Hindu]

Sugar mill employees demand wage revision 2021-09-08 [TNN]

Two workers fall from crane, 1 dies 2021-08-30 [TNN]

Renault-Nissan ordered to pay additional wages, despite warning India unit could become 'unviable' 2021-08-18 [Saltwire]

Ensure equal pay for workers in local bodies: AITUC 2021-07-23 [Hindu]

Conservancy workers demand salary dues 2021-07-15 [The Hindu]

Police manhandle protesting women conservancy workers 2021-07-09 [The Hindu]

Corpn. workers protest in Ambattur 2021-07-07 [Hindu]

Tirupur garment units to operate with 100% workforce 2021-06-28 [TNN]

Sanitary workers stage protests, seek benefits 2021-06-10 [TOI]

Court orders state to set uniform COVID-19 rules for carmakers 2021-06-08 [Saltwire]

Renault Nissan Auto India and workers' union sign interim peace deal 2021-06-02 [IANS]

Renault-Nissan's south India plant staff to stay away on Monday 2021-05-31 [Saltwire]

25 Odia workers rescued from Chennai factory 2021-05-19 [TNN]

CMCH contract workers stage protest 2021-05-18 [The Hindu]

Construction workers seek COVID-19 test, vaccination 2021-05-18 [The Hindu]

May Day celebration subdued in Tiruchi 2021-05-02 [The hindu]

Vaccination camp for industrial workers 2021-04-28 [The Hindu]

Trade unions’ strike hits transport operations in and around Chennai 2021-02-25 [The Hindu]

Union holds state-wide protest vs. price hike of construction materials 2021-02-09 [BWI]

JACTO-GEO threatens to go on 72-hour hunger strike 2021-02-08 [Express News Service]

H&M probes abuse at Indian factory after death of woman worker 2021-02-03 [Al Jazeera]

Worker at H&M supply factory was killed after months of harassment, claims family 2021-02-02 [The Guardian]

Sanitary workers stage demonstration 2020-12-24 [TH]

Reporter brutally stabbed to death near Chennai 2020-11-11 [IFJ]

Special camps to provide ration cards for sex workers soon 2020-11-01 [The Times]

Neyveli boiler blast: Toll rises to 12 as six more succumb to injuries 2020-07-07 [PTI]

On May Day, flags hoisted at houses 2020-05-02 [TNN]

Workers go hungry as Tamil Nadu government's wage order remains dead letter 2020-04-14 [TNN]

This month in labour history

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]