Unorganised Workers and the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Project: PUDR’s experience

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This document was prepared by PUDR on the occasion of 25th Ramanthan Memorial Meeting, dated 11th September 2010.

In 2007 Peoples Union for Democratic Rights had brought out a report on the exploitation of construction workers at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Soon after, as construction work started at a massive scale all over the city for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held in October this year, a need to highlight the plight of the construction workers was strongly felt. We were pretty sure that the violation of rights of these construction workers would be as rampant as in case of those of the Asiad ’82 or for that matter, workers engaged in construction in all other projects ever since.THe current paper is the the exeprience of PUDR related to investigation of violation workers rights at the Common Wealth Games construction sites, understanding on the legal complexities in the implementation of labour laws after the report of Monitoring Committee and High Court directives.

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