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Bharat Petroleum Refinery employees extend support to All-India strike 2020-01-08 [ANI]

Jan 8 Strike: Lakhs of Lorry Workers in Maharashtra to Participate 2020-01-06 [Newsclick]

Flash strike by workers hits garbage collection 2019-12-28 [The Times]

Bitter Truth: Women sugarcane labour ‘sacrifice’ uterus for wages 2019-12-26 [CanIndia]

Relief for commuters as longest-ever BEST bus strike ends 2019-11-24 [Stock Daily Dish]

Workers’ union to stage protest 2019-11-21 [The Times]

BEST Workers’ Union warns of strike on October 9 2019-09-20 [The Hindu]

Thirteen dead in Dhule factory fire 2019-09-01 [Hindustan Times]

Workers’ hunger strike continues as talks with Shiv Sena & BEST flounder 2019-08-29 [Yahoo]

Seeking wage agreement, BEST workers go on two-day dharna 2019-08-27 [The Hindu]

Splinter group from seamen’s union joins hands with Sena 2019-08-26 [The Hindu]

Mumbai: 98% of BEST workers vote for strike 2019-08-25 [The Times]

Over 7,000 ordnance factories workers on strike 2019-08-20 [Indian Express]

Talks on to prevent strike 2019-08-06 [The Hindu]

'Harassed for 10 years': Employee sues Capgemini top management 2019-08-02 [Pune Mirror]

State doubles minimum wages of workers 2019-07-25 [The Hindu]

BEST workers threaten stir again 2019-07-23 [The Hindu]

Community Health Workers in Mumbai Win their Right to Social Security 2019-07-23 [PSI]

On average, at least one construction worker dies every day in Pune: activists 2019-07-01 [Indian Express]

Pune: Frequent nakabandi, raids bad for business 2019-06-13 [The Times]

BEST workers on war-path again 2019-06-11 [The Hindu]

Mumbai: Demands not met, BEST staff may strike again 2019-06-10 [TNN]

After announcement in Andhra Pradesh, ASHA workers in Maharashtra have renewed protests to get better pay 2019-06-06 [The Wire]

PMC to stop payments to private contractors who violate labour laws 2019-05-18 [Indian Express]

Metro workers on strike for pay asked to resign 2019-04-20 [Pune Mirror]

Bombay High Court: Granting mass leave to striking employees will set bad precedent 2019-04-01 [The Free Press]

State’s trade unions to back Urmila Matondkar 2019-03-30 [The Hindu]

Mumbai's BEST staff to protest against late salaries 2019-03-19 [The Times]

Mumbai: BMC worker killed, four injured after allegedly inhaling poisonous fumes inside manhole 2019-03-18 [Scroll]

How Mumbai’s Sanitation Workers Won Their Rights 2019-03-05 [The Nation]

How Mumbai’s sanitation workers fought the municipal corporation – and won 2019-03-04 [Scroll]

Absentee Board, No Aid For Domestic Workers in Maharashtra 2019-02-12 [Newsclick Report]

Anganwadi workers to stage protest on Monday 2019-02-10 [TNN]

Union leader Shashank Rao appointed as Maharashtra JD(U) chief 2019-02-08 [Live]

Around 20,000 defence civil employees in Mumbai to go on strike 2019-01-22 [The Mirror]

Bus Union leader accepts 10-step increment, workers will resume their work after 9-days of strike 2019-01-16 [The Times]

BEST bus strike: Reforms rubbished, strike to continue 2019-01-16 [The Free Press]

BEST strike: 10-step increment suggestion not acceptable, says workers’ union general secretary 2019-01-16 [The Express]

BEST Strike: MNS workers stop construction for coastal road project 2019-01-14 [Live]

BEST strike enters day 7, union to take a call after HC hearing on Monday 2019-01-14 [The Times]

HC to Union: Reply to petition for safety of cine workers, technicians 2019-01-13 [The Asian Age]

Six days on, Mumbai BEST strike continues as meet with striking unions fails to break deadlock 2019-01-13 [Zee News]

Direct BMC to ‘adopt’ BEST, striking workers tell state 2019-01-13 [The Times]

Maharashtra labour unions join two-day nationwide strike 2019-01-09 [The Express]

Sena union eases pain of BEST strike 2019-01-09 [The Times]

BEST threatens workers on strike with arrest 2019-01-09 [The Times]

3,000 Buses Off Mumbai Roads Today As BEST Workers Start Indefinite Strike 2019-01-08 [NDTV]

Anganwadi workers to strike again, demands unfulfilled 2019-01-08 [The Hindu]

Power utility workforce brought under MESMA 2019-01-08 [TNN]

Autos, bank, central staffers on strike today 2019-01-08 [TNN]

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]