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25 Feb 2018
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.
08 Nov 2017
People’s Union for Democratic Rights has long been drawing attention to egregious violation of rights of workers governed under various labour laws. Most important of these rights is the fundamental right to form trade union, so as to engage in collective wage negotiations and to ensure that conditions on shop floor do not become tyrannical.
22 Aug 2017
‘मेक इन इण्डिया’ अभियान और बहुराष्ट्रीय कम्पनियों को भारत में निर्माण करने के लिए न्यौता देने से रोज़गार पैदा होने के इसके दावे को काम के भयावह और अमानवीय ‘अवसरों’ के रूप में देखा गया है जिसका प्रत्यक्ष उदाहरण वीवो इण्डिया प्राइवेट लिमिटेड है। वीवो कम्पनी एक चीनी स्मार्टफ़ोन निर्माता कम्पनी है जिसका भारतीय बाज़ार में प्रवेश दिसम्बर 2015 में ‘मेक इन इण्डिया’ कार्यक्रम के तहत हुआ था और यह इण्डियन प्रीमियर लीग 2017 की प्रायोजक भी थी। उत्तर प्रदेश के ग्रेटर नोएडा में स्थित इसकी निर्माण इकाई उस समय सुर्खियों में आयी, जब कम्पनी ने पिछले महीने आईपीएल सत्र के समापन पर अपने एक हज़ार कर्मचारियों को न
10 Aug 2017
The ‘Make in India’ drive and its claim of generating employment by getting multi-national companies to manufacture in India is characterized by appalling and inhuman work ‘opportunities’ of which the Vivo India Pvt Ltd is a glaring example. Vivo Company is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer that entered the Indian markets in December 2015 under the ‘Make in India’ initiative and was also the sponsor of the Indian Premier League 2017.
24 Jul 2017
PUDR investigated the aftermath of July 12, 2017, when Zohra Bibi, a domestic worker in Noida’s Mahagun Moderne, was severely beaten up and later went missing from her employer’s flat after allegations of theft were leveled against her. Subsequently, the local police, administration, Resident Welfare Association, as well as the MP and BJP minister Mahesh Sharma have been complicit in unleashing the combined might of the state machinery and the wrath of upper class residents in the violence, detention and deprivation of livelihoods of the protesting workers.