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Manual Scavenging: 8 workers killed in the last 10 days in UP; one death in Delhi

One of the sanitation workers, Deepu, who survived the tragedy at Mughalsarai, said that if the private hospital had wanted, at least Vinod’s life could have been saved but due to the presence of feces on his body, the doctor shooed him away from a distance.   Groundxero | May 15, 2024   The death of sanitation […]

Livelihoods of hundreds of sanitation workers at stake! 

Even though the national capital would come to a standstill if the work of sewer workers and informal waste pickers is not done regularly, there is no provision to properly integrate them into the government setup.   New Delhi, 27th April 2024: Sanitation workers in Delhi have been facing unemployment because of the inability of the […]

Open Letter to the CM of Tamil Nadu demanding regularization of sanitation workers of Chennai

Open Letter to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu regarding the demand for regularization of the ‘temporary’ sanitation workers of Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board   Date: 21-05-2022    To,  The Hon’ble Chief Minister,  State of Tamil Nadu,  Chennai.    Subject: Regarding the demand for regularization of the ‘temporary’ sanitation workers  of Chennai […]

Open letter from the sanitation workers to the residents of Chennai

Sanitation workers of ‘Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board’ write an open letter to the residents of Chennai seeking citizens support before commencing an indefinite strike by them demanding permanent employment to avail minimum social security and other benefits. The workers said that the strike is not to inconvenience the citizens but to convey […]

Safai Karamcharis of Delhi University Protest Termination and More

Since 1st May safai karamcharis in Delhi University have been fighting for their right to dignified employment, braving the Delhi heat while dealing with the more urgent issue of keeping their families fed without employment. The promise of a democratic, independent nation that upholds human rights and the dignity of labour continues to remain unfulfilled […]

#2018: Workers prepare for Difficult Battles ahead…

Narendra Modi had promised the country’s workforce one crore jobs a year through “Make in India”, etc. But the self-proclaimed ‘Mazdoor No.1’, after occupying the throne, promptly pushed on the gears of neo-liberal crony capitalist extraction that was initiated by his predecessor Manmohan Singh. 2018, being the final year before the next General Elections, had […]