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Labour imperialism in India: The case of SEWA

Labour imperialism in India: The case of SEWA Timothy Kerswell and Surendra Pratap Geoforum; Volume 85, October 2017, Pages 20–22 https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__authors.elsevier.com_a_1VMDl-5FOL28EK1&d=BQIFaQ&c=KXXihdR8fRNGFkKiMQzstu-8MbOxd1NuZkcSBymGmgo&r=mpGtNigi3lRVJMywuqp_MwSrK4zTPACas-BlJrsX3b0&m=sr0ORH8PNQGDjOtiNBsJKFgDNv9iSBGdpgfd8yXCbDk&s=tuG43nGrqVPFsDBpDhCZmjcT6APQGULg_CaHhvGVh7g&e= The Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is almost universally praised … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Some Reflections on the Crisis of Left in India

Timothy Kerswell and Surendra Pratap The left is currently facing an overall downturn and a multidimensional crisis in India. The decisive changes that occurred in India’s society, economy and politics … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

भारत के मजदूर आंदोलन के समक्ष चुनौतियां

सुरेन्द्र प्रताप बदलाव प्रक्रिति का नियम है। कोई भी चीज स्थिर नहीं रहती है और कोई भी चीज अपरिवर्तनीय नहीं रह सकती है। लेकिन बदलाव की प्रक्रिति और गति की … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Update on the Suzuki workers Case

The case of Suzuki workers in India http://www.hindustantimes.com/gurgaon/maruti-violence-case-13-murder-accused-given-life-sentence/story-RoGa1LKCw6pEyM9IePEumM.html The accused workers held guilty for murder and related charges include Ram Mehar, Sandeep Dhillon, Ramvilas, Sarabjit Singh, Pavan Kumar, Sohan Kumar, … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

8 Proposals for the Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights

This is a historic achievement after decades of discussions and failed attempts within the United Nations. Such an instrument has the potential to substantially promote the protection and fulfilment of … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The European Commission has buried a 3 million euro research project that analysed 5000 firms and concluded that it could not find any clear evidence of positive impacts of corporate social responsibility on Europe’s economy or society

The corporate wax nose https://www.tni.org/en/article/the-corporate-wax-nose A fountain of noble intentions and good deeds, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has long been advertised as a sure-fire way to improve and extend the … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Has EPFO lost its mandatory status?

To be sure, employers will continue to deposit EPF contribution for each eligible employee on the rolls. It is only going to affect employee’s savings by increasing their take home … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

PF Withdrawal Rules, Processes and Problems

PF Withdrawal Rules, Processes and Problems (India) Surendra Pratap, Center for Workers Education, New Delhi, 2016 (A Study Conducted for Fair Wear Foundation) pf-withdrawal-rules-processes-and-problems-_india_ The Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

What does it Mean?: Now the Labour Ministry opts for ‘international consultation’ on fixing minimum wages: has put on hold its plan to fix minimum wages for all contract workers at Rs.10,000 per month, following objections from industry.

Centre puts wage plan for contract workers on hold SOMESH JHA, The Hindu, NEW DELHI, July 21, 2016; http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/centre-puts-wage-plan-for-contract-workers-on-hold/article8876802.ece?utm_source=email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Newsletter Labour Ministry opts for ‘international consultation’ on fixing minimum wages The … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

ON LIKELY CLOSURE OF GENERAL MOTOR, HALOL PLANT IN GUJARAT

NIHIL MEHTA, General Secretary, Gujarat KamdarMandal, GM India, Halol Plant; And National Secretary, Indian National Trade Union Congress(INTUC)INDIA. The Indian subsidiary of US auto giant General Motor, has decided to … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Life after Maruti Suzuki factory clash

Three years on, workers jailed after the strife at Manesar factory are struggling to put their lives back together Anjali Puri November 21, 2015 Last Updated at 00:24 IST ; … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Government softens stand on trade union demands, urges to call off September 2 strike

Government bargains and proposes: a) significant increase minimum wages and making them mandatory across the country; b) increase in the bonus ceiling; c) widening the coverage of provident fund and … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Some Recently Published Papers on Labour and Labour Movement

Tom Barnes, Krishna Shekhar Lal Das & Surendra Pratap (2013). Labour Contractors and Global Production Networks: The Case of India’s Auto Supply Chain; The Journal of Development Studies; Volume 51, … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trade unions call for nationwide strike on Sept. 2

A convention of 11 Central Trade Unions (CTUs) has declared a nationwide strike on September 2 that will cover public and private sectors including banking and railways. The strike call … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Political Economy of Labour Law Reforms in India-part I&II

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May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Political Economy of Labour law Reforms in India- Part III

The Political Economy of Labour law Reforms in India- Part III Surendra Pratap, Center for Workers Education, New Delhi Download Article: The Political Economy of Labour law Reforms in India … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Study shows that modern hunter-gatherer tribes operate on egalitarian basis, suggesting inequality was an aberration that came with the advent of agriculture http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/may/14/early-men-women-equal-scientists?CMP=share_btn_tw Download full article here: Early men and … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Workers of the World Unite and take over their Factories

A 19th-century slogan is getting a 21st-century makeover. The workers of the world really are uniting. At least, some of them are. The economic meltdown unleashed by the 2008 financial … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Going to the IMF | Frontline

“That you can forget the 90 per cent of the community and do everything to sustain the standard of living and incentives of the top 10 per cent! Which is … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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