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Covid hits India like no other natural disaster, all workers are fighting back [ITF] 2021-05-05

Shipbreaking workers’ union moves forward [IndustriALL] 2021-05-05

Union calls for end to election process as election duty teachers die from COVID-19 [Education International] 2021-05-05

May Day: Unions demand free universal vaccination, protection of jobs [Mint] 2021-05-01

Trade unions write to the Prime Minister-deplore the callous attitude of government in handling Covid-19 crisis. Calls for observing May Day against the anti-workers, anti-farmer, anti-people policies of the government [CITU] 2021-04-29

Delhi Manhole deaths: 'Inexperienced' Dalit workers were forced to enter in sewer line [Countryview] 2021-03-30

10 Central trade unions to burn copies of labour codes on April 1 [The Hindu] 2021-03-25

Women Farmers No More Mere Spectators In Agriculture Laws Protests [Outlook] 2021-03-19

Bank strike continued for day-two on Tuesday, led by nine unions of public sector banks [Tribune India] 2021-03-16

After nationwide bank strike, now insurance companies to protest against privatisation [Zee News] 2021-03-16

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Today's labour news


India: Siemens management urged to pay arrears for delayed CBA 2021-05-07 [IndustriALL]

230m pushed below minimum wage level by virus 2021-05-06 [TNN]

Additional 230 Million Indians Fell Below Poverty Line Due to the Pandemic: Study 2021-05-06 [The Wire]

As Covid restrictions return, migrants workers stare at uncertainty again: Study 2021-05-06 [Indian Express]

Karnataka Guest teachers forced into daily wage work as COVID-19 ends teaching careers 2021-05-05 [Newsminute]

Covid hits India like no other natural disaster, all workers are fighting back 2021-05-05 [ITF]

Shipbreaking workers’ union moves forward 2021-05-05 [IndustriALL]

Union calls for end to election process as election duty teachers die from COVID-19 2021-05-05 [Education International]

List of states that declared journalists as frontline workers 2021-05-04 [Hindustan Times]

Salaries pending, Covid hospital's nursing staff threatens to strike 2021-05-04 [TNN]

India’s second pandemic wave in April, erases at least 7.35 million jobs 2021-05-04 [LiveMint]

Worker's brutally honest note for 'cruel' boss on last working day goes viral, earns praise 2021-05-04 [Times Now Digital]

'Struggling to get O2 cylinders', Air India pilots refuse to fly unless vaccinated for Covid ‘urgently’ 2021-05-04 [TNN]

Karnataka With second Covid wave, health workers face risk of burnout 2021-05-03 [New Indian Express]

Supreme Court Lauds Health Workers In COVID Battle; Highlights Issues Affecting Them 2021-05-03 [Live Law]

Uttar Pradesh Over 80,000 migrant workers returned to Agra in April amid Covid surge 2021-05-03 [India Today]

Jammu and Kashmir International Labour Day: Working class striving to bring economy on track, safeguarding lives: Tarigami 2021-05-02 [RK News]

Madhya Pradesh May Day celebrations held online in Ratlam, Workers raise demand for accessible public health system 2021-05-02 [FP News Service]

Kerala CITU workers celebrate Labour Day in Thiruvananthapuram 2021-05-02 [ANI]

Jammu and Kashmir Various organizations observe May Day 2021-05-02 [Daily Exelcior]

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

May Day 2021: What Has (Not) Changed Since the Pandemic Ravaged Livelihoods of Workers 2021-05-02 [The Wire]

May Day: Unions demand free universal vaccination, protection of jobs 2021-05-01 [Mint]

Punjab Trade unions leave for Delhi borders to support farmers’ agitation 2021-05-01 [Tribune]

Trade unions write to the Prime Minister-deplore the callous attitude of government in handling Covid-19 crisis. Calls for observing May Day against the anti-workers, anti-farmer, anti-people policies of the government 2021-04-29 [CITU]

Karnataka Give Food Ration Kits, Stop Pay Cuts For Labourers During Lockdown : AICCTU 2021-04-29 [LiveLAw]

Punjab NHM staff go on day-long strike for regularisation of services 2021-04-29 [TNN]

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

Kerala Migrant workers in Kerala to get free vaccination 2021-04-28 [The Hindu]

Apprehension brewing among Air India express cabin crew members after decision to curtails contract period 2021-04-27 [Timesnow News]

West Bengal Reliance Jute Mill shut, workers ransack two trade union offices 2021-04-27 [Telegraph]

Gujarat Two frontline workers succumb 2021-04-27 [TNN]

Gujarat Oxygen diverted, nearly 50 Sanand GIDC units shut shop, workers laid off 2021-04-27 [Indian Express]

Maharashtra 12 of 18 life insurance claims of frontline workers rejected 2021-04-27 [TNN]

Kerala Kerala takes steps to safeguard guest workers 2021-04-27 [Indian Express]

Singapore blocks workers from India as Covid cases soar 2021-04-27 [GCR]

Punjab Sanitation workers wait for masks, gloves, sanitisers 2021-04-27 [Tribune News Service]

May Day manifesto 2021 2021-04-26 [CITU]

Covid-vaccine policy announced by government is discriminatory and will facilitate private profiteeringat the cost of human lives beside being and abdication of responsibility by the government 2021-04-26 [CITU]

Centre extends Rs 50 lakh insurance scheme for healthcare workers for one year 2021-04-22 [Indian Express]

Maharashtra SpiceJet’s ground staff to go on strike over layoffs 2021-04-22 [TNN]

India: A year later, new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in cities force migrant workers to leave in masses again 2021-04-22 [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

India: New Covid surge puts migrant, informal workers' livelihoods at risk once again 2021-04-22 [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

Migrant exodus begins again: Will we see a rerun of 2020? 2021-04-21 [TimesNow]

Labour ministry sets up control rooms to address migrant workers 2021-04-20 [PTI]

Andhra Pradesh Vizag Steel Plant staff to go on strike for wage revision 2021-04-20 [Express News Service]

Karnataka Strikers protest at district headquarters; govt remains cold to their demands 2021-04-20 [The Times]

Punjab Powermen to go on one-day strike in Chandigarh 2021-04-20 [The Times]

Surge of Covid pandemic-Govt must respond responsibly instead of playing cruel insensitivity toward's people's miseries 2021-04-20 [CITU]

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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]