Female Labour Force
Work in India
Growth, Structural Change, and Opportunities: Who has Benefited?
While the connection between GDP and job growth in India has been poor, there has been a rapid increase of women in the modern services; while there has been greater job mobility, this has been very…
M. K. Shravan
Big Problems, Small Wins
Despite good intentions, much in the new Rajasthan gig workers act is built on weak foundations, which will make it difficult to implement. This makes it unlikely that the workers will actually get…
Lean Manufacturing, Straitened Labour
An oral history of the struggles of Maruti workers comes at a crucial time where the larger labour movement finds itself defending hard-won rights.
Rajasthan’s Killer Sandstone Mines
Mine workers in Rajasthan are perhaps the most vulnerable among manual workers in India’s unorganised sector. They are exposed to various kinds of dust, which makes them very susceptible to…
Job Insecurity of Women Academicians in India
Women who teach in colleges and universities in India on annual contracts have very little social security. They are often not eligible for paid maternity leave, which leaves them with the choice of…
Costs of Centralisation in MGNREGA
The union government’s desire to ensure uniformity of the Management Information System across the country in overseeing MGNREGA has resulted in workers losing income, employment, and access to…
Venkata Krishna Kagga
Perils of the Gig Economy
The uncritical tone of the NITI Aayog’s recent report on the gig economy in India and its belief that platformisation will create an inclusive working environment is, at best, credulous, and, at…
Making a Living in Urban India: A Photo Essay
A photo essay on the struggles of Indians in cities and towns for existence and dignity as they negotiate their lives every day.
What do Workers Hope for?
The world’s production capacity is immense, so why then should workers toil so much for two meals a day? We should aspire for a way of work that does not degrade but affirms life. A worker in a…
Female Labour Force