PUDR strongly condemns the custodial torture of young dalit labour activist Shiv Kumar working in the Kundli Industrial Area by Haryana police. Shiv Kumar was arrested under 3 FIRs (no. 649 of 28/12/20 and nos. 25 and 26 of 12/1/21, Kundli PS) against workers who were protesting to demand their pending wages in Kundli Industrial Area, Haryana.
PUDR strongly condemns the arrest of Bengaluru based Disha Ravi, a twenty-two-year-old environmental and climate change activist on 13th February in the ‘toolkit’ conspiracy case for which she has been charged with sedition, criminal conspiracy and for promoting hatred. She was produced before a Metropolitan Magistrate in Patiala House on Sunday, 14th February and remanded to five days of police custody.
करोना वाइरस से बचने के लिए देश भर में लगाए गए लाक्डाउन के बावजूद भी आनंद विहार बस अड्डे, दिल्ली बॉर्डर और यमुना ऐक्स्प्रेस्वे पर पैदल चलते मज़दूरों की तादाद कम नहीं हो रही है। इस संदर्भ में केंद्रीय सरकार, दिल्ली सरकार और सोलिसिटर जेनरल के बयानों और आदेशों को देखें:
PUDR today released its report on deaths of workers in Delhi while cleaning sewers/septic tanks over the last two years, titled “Chronic ‘Accidents’: Deaths of Sewer/Septic Tank Workers, Delhi, 2017-2019.” The release marks the occasion of the declared ‘target’ year for the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan (campaign) on 2 October 2019, coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and completion of five years of
PUDR conducted a fact-finding to probe into the incident of mass termination in a mobile phone manufacturing unit in Noida, Uttar Pradesh where around 180 workers were thrown out of job without any prior notice on 29th November 2018. The abysmal and appalling nature of employment being generated under the 2015 ‘Make in India’ drive becomes starkly visible in this manufacturing unit called Hipad Technology India Private Limited situated in Noida Sector 63, making phones for Chinese companies Oppo and Xiaomi.
This is PUDR's position paper presented during the 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.
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.
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18 मार्च 2017 को हरियाणा में गुरुग्राम सेशंस कोर्ट ने मारूति कंपनी के 31 बर्खास्त कामगारों को सज़ा सुनाई, जिनमें से 13 मजदूरों को उम्र कैद की सज़ा सुनाई गई। इन सभी को अदालत ने हफ्ते भर पहले 10 मार्च 2017 को दोषी करार दिया था। अतिरिक्त सेशंस जज आर.पी. गोयल ने 117 कामगारों को बरी कर दिया। इन सभी को 5 साल पहले गिरफ्तार किया गया था और 2 से 4 साल तक जेल में रखा गया था। जिन 13 कामगारों को सबसे कड़ी सज़ा दी गई है वे मारूति यूनियन के सक्रिय सदस्य और पदाधिकारी थे।
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.