The Hooter Marks Time

Each morning, factory hooters call out to India’s 50 million industrial workers, many of whom stand by their stations and repeat a single set of tasks with unerring regularity until the hooter sounds again to signal the end of the first shift and the start of another.  Manufacturing provides employment to just 11 percent of India’s workforce, but the … More The Hooter Marks Time

What set off the violence at Maruti’s Manesar plant?: Anumeha Yadav

Guest post by ANUMEHA YADAV The year-long industrial conflict at Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), India’s largest automobile manufacturer’s Manesar plant turned violent on 18 July. At 3:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, representatives from Maruti Suzuki Workers’ Union and the Maruti management had met to discuss the reinstatement of Jiya Lal, a permanent worker who … More What set off the violence at Maruti’s Manesar plant?: Anumeha Yadav

Gurgaon workers – damned if they do, damned if they don’t: Anumeha Yadav

Guest post by ANUMEHA YADAV In last three weeks, over a thousand workers went on a rampage on the streets of Gurgaon in two separate incidents.  On March 19,over 2000 workers from Orient Craft, India’s largest apparel-maker and exporter, attacked the office premises pelting stones at it and set 10 vehicles on fire, including a … More Gurgaon workers – damned if they do, damned if they don’t: Anumeha Yadav

Bengal Power in Jaipur: Kavita Srivastava

Guest post by KAVITA SRIVASTAVA 4 October 2011 More than 3000 Domestic Workers Take to the Jaipur Streets SHARE THEIR WOES AND DEMAND RIGHTS PUBLIC HEARING PANEL: • Aditi Mehta (Principal Secretary Social Justice and Empowerment), • Anuradha Talwar. Trade Union Activist, Paschim Banga Khet Mazdoor Sangathan, Kolkata • Jose Mohan, DCP, Jaipur Police Commissionerate … More Bengal Power in Jaipur: Kavita Srivastava

Maruti Struggle Continues Despite Repression: Statement

The following is a statement issued by the MARUTI SUZUKI EMPLOYEES UNION (MSEU) on 1 September 2011 The management of Maruti Suzuki Industries Limited, Manesar plant (Plot 1, Phase 3A) has terminated 11 and suspended 38 workers on 29th and 30th August 2011, on completely fabricated charges of go-slow in production and that workers have … More Maruti Struggle Continues Despite Repression: Statement