Work in Progress? Labour, Capital and Democratic Rights

This is PUDR's position paper presented during 33rd Ramandham Memorial meeting on 8th Sep 2018. The paper is based on some of the investigations carried by PUDR over the years related to globally intergrated industries in the region - such as automobile industry at Manesar (Haryana), consumer electronics such as LG and Vivo phones (Greater Noida), garment workers in Kapashera (Delhi); as well as local industries, such as workers in localised factories in Bawan aand also workers engaged by the government in PWD.

33rd Dr. Ramanadham Memorial Meeting: Work in Progress? Labour, Capital and Democratic Rights

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) invites you to the
33nd Annual Dr. Ramanadham Memorial Meeting on

'Work in Progress? Labour, Capital and Democratic Rights'


Ashim Roy (National Trade Union Initiative –NTUI)

Khushi Ram (Maruti Workers’ Provisional Committee)

Date: 8th September 2018, Saturday
Time: 3.30 pm onwards
Venue: 4th floor, Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre, ND Tiwari Bhawan, 219, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi 110002 (nearest metro: ITO) 

Living, Working and Dying in Bawana

This report covers the investigation carried out by PUDR team in to the massive fire that broke out in a factory in Delhi’s Bawana Industrial area. Altogether 17 workers, including 10 women had lost their life and 30 workers had suffered burn and other injuries.  The factory was registered as a plastic factory but was storing and packaging firecrackers. Apart from investigating the accident, the report also covers the working condition in Bawana Industrial Area. This brief report brings to life the precariousness of workers lives in the national capital Delhi.

मज़दूरों को कठोर सजा देने वाले मारूति केस के अन्यायी अदालती फैसले की पहली बरसी पर पी.यू.डी.आर. की रिपोर्ट

पीपुल्स यूनियन फॉर डैमोक्रैटिक राइट्स
18 मार्च 2018
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति

मज़दूरों को कठोर सजा देने वाले मारूति केस के अन्यायी अदालती फैसले की पहली बरसी पर पी.यू.डी.आर. की रिपोर्ट

‘A Pre-Decided Case: A Critique of the Maruti judgment of 2017’

March 2018

PUDR Condemns Unjustified Cancellation of LG Worker’s Union

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights, (Delhi)


PUDR Condemns Unjustified Cancellation of LG Worker’s Union


PUDR unequivocally lends its solidarity and support to workers from the electronics industry in Greater Noida, including LG Electronics, Moser Baer, Exide and Eveready, some of whom have been on a hunger strike for the past week in protest against the steadily deteriorating working conditions and attacks on workers rights in recent times.


एस.पी.एम. औटोकॉम्प में औद्योगिक दुर्घटनाएं और यूनियन बनाने का संघर्ष

मानेसर, हरियाणा का इन्डस्ट्रियल माडल टाउनशिप (आई.एम.टी.) दिल्ली-एन.सी.आर. का जाना माना औद्योगिक क्षेत्र है। औद्योगिक क्षेत्र होने के अलावा, यह क्षेत्र मारुती प्लान्ट के कारण भी मशहूर है। मारुती के मजदूरों का संघर्ष भी प्रचलित रहा है, और यह भी जानी हुई बात है कि हाल में ट्रायल कोर्ट ने 13 मजदूरों को आजीवन कारावास की सजा सुनाई थी। मारुती कम्पनी के अलावा, इस इलाके में मारुती जैसी ऑटोमोबाइल कम्पनियों के लिये पुर्जा बनाने वाली भी कई कम्पनियाँ कार्यरत हैं। ऐसी ही एक कम्पनी एस.पी.एम. ऑटोकॉम्प प्राईवेट लिमिटेड है। एस.पी.एम. तथा मारुती का रिश्ता यहीं तक सीमित नहीं है। एस.पी.एम.

Accidents, Death, Repression and Unionisation in SPM Autocomp Systems Pvt. Ltd., Manesar: A Report

Industrial Model Township (IMT) in Manesar, Haryana is known, not only as an industrial belt in the National Capital Region (NCR) but also as the home to the Maruti plant and the struggle by its workers. It is well known that 13 active union members of Maruti's Manesar plant have been given life imprisonment by the trial court recently. Workers in this unit managed to get their union registered in January 2012 after months of very hard struggle.


The incessant violation of the workers’ rights in the name of labour reforms under the current political establishment has hit another low. The NDA government has already been making amendments in labour laws in order to push its programmes like ‘Make-in-India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Digital India’ and ‘Ease of doing Business’ thereby enabling companies to work in India and squeeze labour. The Central Ministry for Labour and Employment is also consolidating 43 labour laws into 4 major laws.

Subscribe to RSS - Worker