India

Indian Suzuki workers lynch and hospitalise 40 managers

Following the unfair suspension of a worker, Suzuki management hire hundreds of goons to attack workers. The workers respond by lynching and hospitalising over 40 managers, killing at least one.

Indian nurses clash with police at ministers home

After a twelve month fight for improved pay and conditions, nurses clash with Police at the home of an Indian health minister.

The long haul: The Bombay textile workers strike of 1982-83 - Rajni Bakshi

Union leader Dutta Samant with strikers, 1982

An extremely valuable book about the Bombay textile workers' strike of 1982-3, which deserves to be more widely read. The strike of 230,000 workers was big and extremely determined, but nevertheless doomed, which parallels to the UK miners' strike of 1984-5. Its defeat led directly to the massive restructuring of the Indian textile industry in the following years.

Workers autonomy strikes in India: Maruti Suzuki strike in Manesar (June, September, October 2011)

An analysis of the Maruti Suzuki strike by Mouvement Communiste, and Kolektivne Proti Kapitalu, and suggestions on a way forward based on engaging in workers militant inquiry.

Bosses hold 1000 Indian workers hostage in Angola

Over 1200 Indian workers have been left stranded, and effectively held hostage by bosses in Angola after their passports and other travel documents were confiscated in revenge for taking industrial action over not being paid anything for over six months.

India: workplace resistance increases

The labour movement in India is still under the control of bureaucratic leaders and political groups. However, as shown by a strike last year, among the workers of the country is gradually spreading the idea of self-organization and sovereign general assembly.

100,000,000 workers grind India to a halt in one of world's biggest strikes ever

One of the world's largest ever strikes began at midnight on Monday 27th Feb and will end at midnight tonight. Up to 100,000,000 Indian workers from different sectors and industries are calling for a national minimum wage, permanent jobs, and much more.

First-hand account from an Indian nurse on the work conditions they face

A nurse from the Kerala region of India writes a brief account of the conditions that nurses in India work in, which give an insight into why nurses across India are starting to organise and fight back.

Indian nurses start ‘indefinite’ strike

Thousands of nurses across India have started an indefinite strike for better pay and conditions. Historically unorganised, Indian nurses have formed a new union, creating over 400 branches in two months. They have vowed to remain on strilke until their wages are increased by around 80%. Courts have deemed the strike to be illegal and have instructed police to assist scabs to get into work.

Indian workers kill their boss following the murder of a union leader

During clashes between workers and police outside an Indian ceramics factory, local police murder a union leader. The workers retaliate by murdering a senior company executive, and burning down several company premises.