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SOCIAL MEDIA AND TRADE UNIONS IN INDIA-ARTICLE SERIES

PART-1 Understanding and Breaking the Myths about Social Media among Indian Trade Unions Trade Unions, especially in India, are yet to recognize the immense potential of Social media, and have till yet remain increasingly aloof from using it. Most of the use has been limited to either posting pictures or on some occasions, news about the union activities in Facebook.…

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Mothers’ day special: India one of the worst places to be Mom

Today is Mothers’ day. I personally don’t agree with the concept of having a definite day to show our affection/care/love for our mother. For me, rather than making/buying cards, bouquets, flowers and sending them to our mothers, it would be more worthwhile to have a discussion on how our mothers fare. Questions like are we doing enough for our mothers,…

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Neo-liberalism, food security and agriculture laborers in Bangladesh

By Mohammad Shahidullah Food security of agriculture labor    Food security is broadly defined as access by all people at all times to sufficient food to meet their dietary needs for a healthy and productive life. It depends on availability of food, access to food and utilization of food at national, household and individual level. Food availability at the national…

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Labour Issues in the election Manifestos of AAP, Congress and the BJP

With the 2014 general elections around the corner, all the major political parties have released their manifestos already. This note looks through the election manifestos of the Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and the newly emerged Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and highlights the promises that are given by each of these parties with regard to labour issues. Bharatiya…

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FROM THE MARGINS, LABOR, PERSONAL

LOCKED TO DEATH

They locked me They burnt me alive I don’t want any more press statements Why is the factory a prison?? I do not accept having to work under lockup conditions I DO NOT! We demand a real investigation, justice and punishment of those responsible We want the guarantee of natural deaths A collective of Writers-artists-teachers-cultural-political activists and citizens of Bangladesh…

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WORKERS STRUGGLE IN UTTARAKHAND

“Least did I imagine that writing this would be so much fun. I am writing at a much contended moment, Because Trepanji and I have just returned after a successful meeting with the laborers of Dehradun and it would not be an inch of exaggeration to say that the meeting went off extremely well. After months of tireless mobilization efforts,…

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