Telangana: Swiggy delivery workers protest demanding payment for all the work their job entails
28 November 2021: After repeated requests by delivery workers to increase their pay were not heeded by Swiggy, they decided to go on protest. Further, they warned of going on indefinite strike If their demands for increasing base pay, batch order pay, distance pay and delivery charge were not met by the company.
Delhi: Resident doctors at Kasturba hospital go on pen-down strike over repeated salary delays
23 November 2021: Resident Doctors at the North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run Kasturba Hospital announced a three-hour pen-down strike every day against the continuing delays in salary disbursement even after repeated strikes and assurances. They warned of an indefinite strike if their demands go unmet. They also demanded implementation of a hike in the Dearness Allowance pending since July, 2021.
Jammu & Kashmir: Sweepers, helpers of Health dept protest for minimum wages, regularisation
22 November 2021: Scores of part-time sweepers and helpers of the Health Department protested in Press Enclave, Srinagar demanding implementation of the Minimum Wages Act adopted in 2018 and the regularisation of their services pending since last three decades.
Karnataka: Domestic workers stage series of protests demanding social security benefits
18 November 2021: Domestic workers staged a series of protests in front of the Labour Commissioner’s office and across street corners in Bengaluru demanding social security benefits. They demanded pension, health/medical facilities and other social security benefits enshrined in the Unorganised Workers Social Security (UWSS) Act, 2008 and the Ambedkar Karmika Sahaya Hastha scheme for unorganised workers started by the UWSS Board of Karnataka in 2016.
New Delhi: NMDC workers stage 2-day protest against privatisation of Nagarnar steel plant
17 November 2021: National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) workers staged a two-day protest at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi against the Central government’s decision to privatise yet another public-owned Steel Plant. They protested against the Central govt’s decision to demerge the under-construction steel plant in Nagarnar, Chhattisgarh from the NMDC, and to sell the government’s entire stake in it to a private player. Workers from NMDC-operated mines in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh took part in the protest.
Workers’ Union signs 10-year tripartite wage agreement with MOIL ltd. pending since 2017
16 November 2021: The workers’ union signed a 10-year tripartite wage agreement with the management of state-owned mining company MOIL limited including fitment benefit of 20% perks/allowances at the rate of 20%. The agreement will be valid retrospectively from August 1, 2017 till July 31, 2027.
West Bengal: Contractual vocational teachers, lab workers protest layoffs of 1000 workers
14 November 2021: Contractual vocational teachers, lab workers working in government school laboratories protested against the laying of 1000 workers in the name of “redundancies” and “discontinuation of additional manpower”. The NSQF-qualified workers were hired on contract by the state government through private agencies under the central government scheme in 2013, and draw stipends ranging from Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 20,000.
Madhya Pradesh: Medical Interns at AIIMS Bhopal strike over dues from covid duty
09 November 2021: More than 100 medical interns at AIIMS Bhopal went on strike demanding the hospital management pay them the Rs. 1000 for every 8 hours of overtime duty promised to them during the peak of the pandemic earlier this year. The AIIMS interns worked overtime for 44 days and at the rate of Rs.1000 for every extra 8 hours worked they are each owed Rs.44,000 by the hospital.
Karnataka: Auto drivers protest inadequate fare hike in view of price hike, demand higher fares
09 November 2021: Auto rickshaw drivers in Bengaluru protested in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office demanding a higher fare hike than that announced by the government a day before. The drivers are demanding a minimum of Rs 30 for the first 1.8 km and at least Rs 16 for every subsequent kilometre, as opposed to Rs 30 for the first 2 km and Rs. 15 for every subsequent km announced by the government. The fare was hiked after 8 years and LPG prices have increased by Rs. 20 since then.
Jammu & Kashmir: Workers protest against termination threats by NHPC contractors for raising genuine demands
08 November 2021: Over 100 workers struck work near Salal Hydroelectric Power Station to protest against the high-handedness, dictatorial attitude of contractors engaged by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). The contractors have been threatening to terminate their services for demanding regularisation, safety allowance, payment for extra work and residential quarter facility.
Kerala: Transport workers strike work demanding wage revision pending for 9 years
05 November 2021: All recognised Trade Unions of the state-run Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) went on a two-day strike demanding immediate implementation of wage revision which has been pending for nine years. The strike was called after conciliation talks with the government failed and the government declared zero salary for days on which employees are on strike.
Maharashtra: MSRTC workers go on strike demanding merger with state government,
03 November 2021: Transport workers went on a state-wide indefinite strike demanding the merger of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) with the state government due to chronic delays in salary payment, especially during Covid-19 which led to the suicides of more than 30 employees. They also demanded regularisation as government employees and the commensurate pay.
SpiceJet engineering staff protest at 9 major airports demanding restoration of pay, leaves
01 November 2021: SpiceJet engineering staff protested across 9 major airports of the country demanding restoration of salaries and leaves, and payment of deferred salaries and appraisals now that SpiceJet’s flight operations started functioning normally again. Staff are protesting at Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Cochin, Hyderabad, Patna and Pune airports.