• 27 March 2020 - India is in a 21-day lockdown period, spelling doom for many of the workers in unorganised sectors of the country. The unorganised sector forms around 83% of the labour force in India. As they rely on the regular supply of work to earn enough money to subsist, 21 days of nationwide lockdown means that they have no job or any means of finding one. Thus the government has released a 1.7 lakh crore relief package to mitigate the effects on the vulnerable sectors of society. Read more
  • 27 March 2020 -  With the number of positive cases for Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) breaching the 800 mark, India has shut down its national borders for 21 days effective from March 25 to April 14. Many businesses have been shut down temporarily during this period, to contain the spread of the pandemic. One of the most affected groups are the daily wage workers, as well as the informal economy of the self-employed, and contractual workers. Read more

India Facts

  •  It is said that Indians can be found in all corners of the world! The Indian diaspora is the largest, clocking in at around 18 million people. Further, the people who come under this label are the most successful immigrants in certain countries like the US, holding leading positions in some of the most prominent firms. Although it may seem like this is a phenomenon of brain-drain, the Indian economy benefits massively. In 2018, the nation gained the highest remittances globally, around 79 billion USD.  Check work and wages in India
  • India’s annual GDP growth rate in FY 2019-2020 year is expected to be 5 per cent, the lowest since 2008-09’s 3.1 per cent. The figures and data presented by the Central Statistics Office show that economic reforms have jolted the economy, with reduced private sector investment and purchasing power of the workers in the primary sector.  How does this affect workers in India?