Labour
Jan 11 2017
DEMONETISATION HITS CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
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Akshatha M
They’re supposed to have their salaries credited to their accounts. But for these migrant workers, realities are quite different. Why? Read on.
Oct 28 2016
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Radio Active 90.4MHz
BBMP, instead of paying the revised salary to contract workers and regularising them, is thinking of self-help groups. Contract Pourakarmika Union is opposing this move.
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Nov 19 2015
PLASTIC BAN IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Both plastic producers and recyclers in Jolly Mohalla, Nayandahalli and Peenya will be affected badly if the plastic ban is implemented in letter and spirit. What will happen to the livelihoods of the workers in such industries?
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Sep 13 2015
HUMAN TRAFFICKING - CHALLENGES AND INTERVENTIONS
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Ignatius Joseph
In 2014, Karnataka recorded the third highest number of human trafficking cases in the country. This national conference hopes to identify measures that can help secure the welfare of victims.
Jun 16 2015
INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKERS DAY 2015
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Pinky Chandran
June 16th is designated as International Domestic Workers Day. While they play a vital role in most middle and upper class families, most domestic help continue to work on the fringes of society.
Aug 21 2014
CHILD LABOUR
News Desk
Karnataka Domestic Workers Union is organising a protest, to call for the abolishment of employment of children in domestic work.
Jul 16 2014
ELIMINATING CHILD LABOUR
Sakuntala Narasimhan
Laws are effective only when people care about them, and politicians back them. What can we do to stop child labour?
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Dec 13 2013
LIVES LESS-VALUED
Sakuntala Narasimhan
There are too many schemes from the government, that never reach the needy. When will people like Muniyappa see better days?
Jul 01 2013
Public sanitation
Kavitha Reddy
In the absence of public restrooms, answering nature's call is a challenge for many. A Bangalorean urges urban planners to include such fundamental human needs in their thinking.
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May 31 2013
MIGRANTS WHO BUILD BANGALORE
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Nalme Nachiyar
Who are these people who build the homes and commercial complexes in Bangalore? Where do they come from? Why did they come here? An insight on the people who came from nowhere to Bangalore in search of a better life.
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May 27 2013
WELFARE SCHEMES DON'T HELP LABOURERS
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Nalme Nachiyar
The language problem and the not-so-easy paperwork is making it difficult for construction workers to avail the benefits of the labour welfare schemes designed by the government.
Mar 13 2013
INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT (STANDING ORDERS) ACT
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Navya P K
Some IT employees are sceptical about the much-awaited act’s effectiveness. Can it tackle favouritism, overtime without compensation etc., let alone serious malpractices?
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Mar 11 2013
INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT (STANDING ORDERS) ACT
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Navya P K
Though many IT majors have submitted draft Standing Orders - that determines when employees can be fired, what is misconduct etc., the industry is not fully ready. Why are they lobbying against the Act?
Nov 12 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
"Freedom is another word for nothing left to lose", said someone. But, for many people who often lose the little that they have, freedom is another wor(l)d. And that wor(l)d did not appear on 15th August 1947 or later for the majority who...
Dec 24 2011
RASHTRIYA SWASTHYA BIMA YOJANA FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS
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News Desk
Domestic workers can now avail the health insurance launched by the labour department. Resident welfare associations can help them register.
Dec 06 2011
DOMESTIC WORKERS BEING PROFILED
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Navya P K
The police and the residents want the domestic workers to be profiled to security reasons. Domestic workers are protesting the move. What is the need for this profiling?
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Apr 28 2011
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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    Last Saturday evening (23rd April 2011), around thirty IT/ITeS Employees gathered under the banner of IT and ITeS Employee Centre (ITEC) in front of Bangalore's Town Hall amidst heavy and incessant rain to condole the shocking...
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Apr 08 2011
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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In Mandya, Vasanthamma, 28, wife of a silk farmer realised that she would be unable to repay Rs 1,20,000 borrowed from a local self-help group. She hung herself and so did Gowda, fearing creditors. They left behind 3 little children Chandrika (5 years), Kirtana (3 1/2) and Sharath (2).
Mar 09 2011
MARCH 8 - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2011
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Navya P K
This International Women's Day, Citizen Matters checked if Bengaluru's working mothers are having a good shot at great careers, like the men.
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Mar 04 2011
TALE OF TWO LABOURERS
Gaurav Jha
Dev Raj and Mahesh came to Bengaluru to make a living. While one is happy the other is returning, dejected.
Mar 01 2010
Blog: In the know
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Nov 27 2009
Blog: Deepa's jottings
You see them everywhere....at every traffic signal, on the pavements, on the roads. They thrust all sorts of things at you: yellow dustercloths, packs of cotton buds, little battery-operated lights, expanding "laundry" bags, rolling...
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Nov 16 2009
Blog: In the know
Having missed the Right to Information (RTI) clinic in September, I was determined to participate in this edition. Despite the minimal participation, Bangalore's famous and seasoned RTI activists (and retired government employees) like Veeresh...
Oct 08 2009
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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Noticed a group of energetic, charming ladies with warm smiles and welcoming voices convening in East End Circle (Jayanagar, 9th block) on Saturday afternoons? If yes, they may be the empowered...
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Sep 23 2009
Blog: Volunteer Diary
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  The University Women's Association Hostel site in New Thippasandra A colourful construction site. A few workers. Some children. A park with walkers inside and outside. Kids playing on the road and the school playground nearby...
Jun 26 2009
LABOUR ECONOMY
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Supriya Khandekar
Bangaloreans reading this article may have felt the pain of the downturn, but access to job opportunities and benefits like insurance are things we still take for granted. But what about our cooks, maids, plumbers, construction workers and others? Here’s what we found out.
 
 

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