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The Myth Of ‘Ethical’ Fashion: How a Multinational Clothing Brand Neglected its Women Workers -Swathi Shivanand

-TheWire.in The COVID-19 pandemic has been used as an excuse to hide anti-worker actions by apparel brands and their supplier factories. “Where are you hiding, H&M?… If you don’t come out and stand with us now, it means you are complicit in union busting and closure of the company. Your profits are made on the sweat of our labour…Please ask Gokaldas to reopen the factory.“ On 7, July 2020 Shobha, a laid-off worker...

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Large Number of Women Do Not Have Access to Maternity Benefits: Survey -Ditsa Bhattacharya

-Newsclick.in The paper by economists Jean Dreze, Reetike Khera, and Anmol Somanchi is based on the findings of the Jaccha Baccha Survey (JABS), a survey of pregnant and nursing women in rural India conducted in June 2019. A large majority of Indian women are still deprived of maternity benefits they are entitled to under the National Food Security Act, 2013, according to a recent paper by economists Jean Dreze, Reetike Khera, and...

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Campaign to highlight plight of frontline Women Workers -Jagriti Chandra

-The Hindu Several trade unions, feminists and research groups and policy advocates have come together on International Women’s Day to campaign for the rights of anganwadi workers, helpers and ASHAs with Members of Parliament and to highlight their plight during the pandemic. The Frontline Workers’ Solidarity Campaign will be addressing several MPs as Parliament reconvenes for the second part of the Budget Session on Monday. The drive is being spearheaded by Feminist...

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Are we undercounting India’s Women Workers? -Roshan Kishore and Abhishek Jha

-Hindustan Times An HT analysis of per capita worker incomes and per capita incomes in China and India showed that India’s gap with China was much larger when it came to per capita incomes than per worker incomes. India needs more women to join the workforce. According to the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), only 25.9% of women between the ages of 15 and 49 were either working or looking for...

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Why society owes Asha workers a debt -Dipa Sinha

-Hindustan Times Expanding better opportunities with decent wages for frontline workers could also contribute to the revival of the rural economy by putting wages into the hands of many, and take us closer to achieving our health and nutrition goals The unsung heroes of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic have most definitely been the millions of frontline Women Workers, especially Accredited Social Health Activists (Ashas) who have been working tirelessly at...

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