Himachal Pradesh: Blue Star Employees Union inks long term settlement with management
27 June 2018: The Blue Star Employees Union has signed a long term wage and productivity settlement with the management. The settlement will be valid with retrospective effect from July 2018, covering over 120 workers would lead to a monthly hike of ₹11,000 in wages and a certificate allowance of ₹1250 per month.
Tamil Nadu: 87-day strike ends with victory for Asahi workers
20 June 2019: Workers of the Japanese MNC Asahi India Glass Ltd. have ended their 87-day long strike which commenced on 25 March 2019 after successful conciliatory meetings with the labour commissioner and district collector. The company has agreed to revert the suspension of the 6 workers suspended in March 2019 and cancel the show-cause notices issued to workers. The management and union have agreed to finalise the matter of dismissal of 28 workers along with wage demands within 6 months.
Delhi: 53 Safai Karmcharis win permanency at Ambedkar University
13 June 2019: 53 contract Safai workers whose services were terminated in May 2019 have won regular employment at Ambedkar University. The workers were rendered jobless after the contractor to whom the university had outsourced sanitation work was changed. Workers, supported by the student’s union went on strike demanding regular employment, proper equipment, benefits, facilities and changes in university administration. The successful strike has also led to the formation of a university recognised internal committee with workers as members to look into precarious nature of Safai workers in other Ambedkar University campuses.
Maharashtra: Bus transport workers sign MoU with BEST management
11 June 2019: After an extended deadlock, with workers threatening to go on strike again, management of Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport finally signed the agreement formulated in January after the 9-day strike. 13,000 transport workers will now receive a 10-step raise. BEST management has also agreed to drop plans to induct buses on wet leases and will continue to maintain its fleet of 3,337 buses which will be operated by unionized drivers and conductors.
Telangana: Police arrests 100 ASHA workers for demanding payment of due wages
11 June 2019: ASHA workers conducted a state wide protest in front of 25 district collectorate offices demanding revision of wages as promised by the government in 2016 and immediate release of 5 month’s pending wages. Pending wages include allowances receivable for work during election season like checking the status of voter registration and distributing election-related material. The government has responded by putting over 100 protesting ASHA workers under arrest to suppress the strike.
Maharashtra: Metro construction workers launch hunger strike over unpaid wages.
2 June 2019: Denied wages for over 5 months, workers employed by the Joint Venture of Hindustan Construction Company Limited and Al Fara’a engaged by Maharashtra Metro for the construction of the Pune metro line, launched a hunger strike to demand payment of dues. Plagued with inconsistencies and delays since the outset of the project, the Joint Venture’s scope was reduced by Maharashtra Metro and given to another construction company.