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Report of the Survey of Working Conditions of Garment Workers

Report of the Survey of Working Conditions of Garment Workers The survey on working conditions of garment workers in Noida and Okhala Industrial area was conducted from September 2011 to … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

This is not my Story

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— By Manali Chakrabarti This is not my story. This is my friend’s but since he may never get around writing it I am going to…

May 18, 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

Standing Orders Amended, Fix term employment now permitted in Garment Industry

Fixed Term Employment introduced for Apparel Manufacturing Sector- win-win situation for both Employer’s and Employees http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=151537 The Fixed Term Employment introduced in Apparel Manufacturing sector in Industrial Employment (Standing Order … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · 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

Sulabha Brahme, 1932-2016

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We are grieved to learn of the death of Sulabha Brahme, economist and social activist. Sulabha Brahme (1932-2016) The following press note by her friends and…

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

French National Assembly approves law on supply chain responsibility | IndustriALL

France has taken a step closer to adopting a law requiring companies to take greater responsibility for working conditions and environmental risks in their global supply chains. Source: French National … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Massive global support for #KoreaGeneralStrike | IndustriALL

Global support for the general strike in Korea shows trade union solidarity reaches far and wide. Korean unions are under heavy attack from the government and unions and workers around … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brazilian unions defend their rights and national industry | IndustriALL

On 25 November, trade union centres in Brazil again took to the streets in a national day of action in defence of labour and social rights. Protests were held at … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Victory in Indonesia – release of 26 union activists | IndustriALL

After a two-hour trial on on 22 November, 26 trade union activists were released after having been charged with illegal participation in protest actions a year earlier. Source: Victory in … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Behind the Hype of E-Commerce Pt. 2

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II. Regulatory Issues and E-Commerce in India  — by Rahul Varman. email: rahulv[at]iitk.ac.in Though the aspect of regulation hardly creates the sort of hype that valuations or…

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Behind the Hype of E-Commerce Pt. 1

Originally posted on rupeindia:
— by Rahul Varman, email: rahulv[at]iitk.ac.in [1] [The following is the first instalment of a five-part article, to appear on the following days. – Editor.] One is at…

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Behind the Hype of E-Commerce Pt. 4

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IV. The End Game: Towards Monopolisation and Financialisation by Rahul Varman. email: rahulv[at]iitk.ac.in If we summarise what we have discussed so far, it appears that apart from…

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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