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Trade Union called strike near total in Kerala 2020-01-08 [CanIndia]

Media workers protest new labour law 2020-01-05 [The News Minute]

Why scores of employees of Muthoot Finance in Kerala have risen in protest 2019-09-04 [The News Minute]

Bank staff protest against mergers 2019-09-01 [The Hindu]

Volunteers of Bullock Cart Workers Union hold dharna 2019-08-26 [UNI]

Worksite accidents leave migrant workers in the lurch 2019-07-07 [The Hindu]

Labour Dept to begin prosecution measures against 125 shops 2019-06-19 [Indian Express]

Women participation in labour markets continue to be far less than men: Report 2019-03-05 [Indian Express]

NGO Union leaders granted bail 2019-02-06 [TNN]

KSRTC workers vow to go on strike defying HC order 2019-01-16 [Manorama]

Strike brings Kerala to a halt 2019-01-09 [The Chronicle]

Scattered violence in Kerala over Sabarimala, trade union strike hits life across state 2019-01-09 [The Times]

Trade unions' strike: Normal life hit 2019-01-08 [The News Minute]

Nationwide trade strike brings Kerala to a halt 2019-01-08 [Today]

HMS to oppose new trade union Bill 2019-01-07 [The Hindu]

Uber, Ola drivers call off strike 2018-12-21 [The Times]

High court directs action against KSRTC staff 2018-12-05 [TNN]

BrahMos trade unions threaten strike from December 5 2018-11-27 [Express News Service]

Tailor in BBC's list of 100 influential women 2018-11-21 [The Express]

P Viji fights for a fair deal for women labourers 2018-11-21 [The Hindu]

Migrant workers being used for illegal dumping of waste 2018-10-20 [The Hindu]

Kerala HC nullifies amendments to Employees’ Pension Scheme 2018-10-14 [Indian Express]

HC bars strike plan of KSRTC unions 2018-09-27 [The Hindu]

KSRTC unions plan indefinite stir from October 3 2018-09-14 [TNN]

Solidarity with Kerala flood victims 2018-08-22 [BWI]

Kerala faces grave floods: nurses union joins rescue effort 2018-08-22 [PSI]

Kerala floods put workers Bengali workers in deep trouble 2018-08-22 [ET Bureau]

Garment factory workers fall sick after drinking ‘contaminated’ water 2018-08-17 [The Express]

Reed workers stage sit-in 2018-08-14 [The Hindu]

Salary arrears for handloom workers 2018-08-06 [The Hindu]

Miners' strike settled but questions remain about Vic Drilling CEO 2018-08-03 [The News]

IFJ mourns deaths of media staff in boat accident in Kerala 2018-07-30 [IFJ]

After a hard-fought 8-year battle, Kerala women workers win ‘right to sit’ 2018-07-23 [The Wire]

Women’s Rights in Kerala: Showroom Slaves 2018-07-22 [India Legal]

After A Hard-Fought 8-Year Battle, Kerala Women Workers Win ‘Right to Sit’! 2018-07-18 [The Better India]

Saleswomen Win Protracted Battle For Their Right To Sit, Fight Not Over, Says Leader 2018-07-07 [The Journal]

Livelihood hit, complain women fish workers 2018-07-07 [The Hindu]

Kerala to amend shops Act to allow women to sit during work 2018-07-05 [Indian Express]

Taxi operators to go on strike 2018-07-02 [The Hindu]

Taxi operators to go on strike seeking fare revision 2018-07-02 [The Hindu]

Shrimp industry workers stage dharna seeking better wages 2018-06-17 [UNI]

Nipah: Government to honour health workers 2018-06-14 [TNN]

HC directs 400 State Road Transport Corporation employees to rejoin duty within 45 days 2018-06-04 [DNA]

Houseboat sector to go on strike over wage contract 2018-05-20 [The Times]

New labour policy in Kerala has many highlights in it 2018-05-20 [The New Minute]

Houseboat sector may witness unrest 2018-05-11 [The Chronicle]

Synthite strike: Talks remain inconclusive 2018-04-29 [The Express]

Chambakkara bridge work resumes after trade union leaders withdraw strike 2018-04-28 [The Express]

Govt issues notification on minimum wages for nurses 2018-04-24 [TNN]

Nurses threaten strike 2018-04-17 [The Hindu]

This month in labour history

16-01-1997 Trade union leader, Dutta Samant was assassinated. He had led 300,000 mill workers in a year-long strike in 1982 in Mumbai. [more]

18-01-1982 300,000 textile workers in 60 mills across Mumbai went on strike for wage and bonus increases. Remaining out for 16 months, the workers were eventually defeated in what became a key event in the Indian workers' movement. [more]