Shivam Auto Tech workers emerge victorious, management agrees to enforce wage settlement signed in 2018

Haryana: Shivam Auto Tech workers emerge victorious, management agrees to enforce wage settlement signed in 2018

21 January 2020:  11-day long sit-in protest of over 1200 workers of Shivam Auto Tech Limited (SATL) has forced the management to yield to the demand of the SATL Employees Union regarding implementation of wage settlement signed between the management and the Union in May, 2018. Over 150 workers went on strike on 7 January 2020 when the company locked-out the factory to permanent workers and arbitrarily denied work to several contract workers. SATL employs over 400 permanent and 800 contract workers in Binola, Haryana.  

Delhi: Paramedic staff and nurses go of Hindu Rao Hospital go on strike against non-payment of wages

11 January 2020: Over 300 workers of North Delhi Municipal Corporation run Hindu Rao Hospital including nurses, paramedical staff and clerks have gone on strike against non-payment of wages for over 3 months. Hindu Rao Hospital which caters to over 2,000 patients every daily is infamous for delayed wage payments. In May, 2019 resident doctors had gone on strike against non-payment of wages.

Tamil Nadu: Conservancy workers demand regularisation, end to outsourcing

8 January 2020: Over 14,000 conservancy workers held a protest at the offices of Greater Chennai Corporation demanding regularisation and roll back of new system of conservancy operations based on Public Private Partnership which encourages outsourcing of conservancy work. Protesting workers pointed out that the wages and benefits paid to outsourced conservancy workers were not at par permanent workers employed by the Corporation and worked long working hours without any overtime.

Karnataka: ASHA workers storm Bengaluru streets against non-payment of wages and 11 point charter of demands

04 January 2020: Thousands of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers who have been denied wages for the last 15 months marched under the banner of All India Centre of Trade Unions (AICTU) from City Railway Station to Freedom Park on 3 January 2020 demanding immediate payment of wages due to them for the last 15 months. Delay in payment of wages is a result of ASHA Soft the online payment system introduced by the state government last year. Striking workers have put forth a 11 point charter of demand to the health secretary which includes demands for timely payment of wages, a fixed monthly honorarium and additional sarees per year.

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