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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
India Beedi Workers Stage Stir, Demand Arrears, Pension Deccan Herald . (7 June 2012)

Urging the government to increase minimum wages, payment of arrears and pension to the Beedi workers, South Canara Beedi Workers’ Federation (AITUC) staged a protest in front of Deputy Commissioner’s Office in Mangalore on Tuesday.

India Beedi Workers End 11-day Agitation Times of India . (5 June 2012)
By Shenoy, Jaideep.

Beedi workers affiliated to the Karnataka state beedi workers federation on Tuesday ended a 12-day long agitation seeking implementation of minimum wages for beedi workers as decided at the minimum wages sub-committee of the labour department.

Bangladesh No Utility Services for Home-based Workers The Daily Star . (5 June 2012)

Home-based workers in the city slums face difficulties in earning their livelihood due to shortage of electricity, water and gas supply in their living areas, speakers said at a seminar yesterday.

India Beedi Workers Demand Revised Minimum Wages Mangalore Today . (5 June 2012)

The SK Beedi Workers’ Federation organized a protest on June 5, Tuesday demanding that they should get the minimum wages fixed by the labour department for beedie workers. A protest rally from Town Hall to the DC’s office marked the beginning of the event.

Marginalised Muslim craftswomen and weavers in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and in Delhi are making an international connection with their work thanks to two projects by the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), one of the country’s oldest crafts and women’s empowerment organisations.

India Beedi Workers Begin Dharna The Hindu . (30 May 2012)

Members of the Udupi District Beedi Workers' Federation, affiliated to the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), began their daily one-hour dharna in front of the Taluk Office here on Tuesday seeking a gazette notification of revised minimum wages to beedi workers.

Myanmar Workers Embrace Power to Strike The Irrawaddy . (28 May 2012)
By Mar Oo, Shwe Yin.

Silenced for decades under military rule, the country’s workers are daring to speak out to demand better pay and conditions after a new law gave them the right to strike.

India Many Associations Stage Stir to Support Beedi Workers Deccan Herald . (28 May 2012)

CITU, DYFI, SFI and other organisations staged a stir in the city on Monday supporting the demand of the beedi workers of minimum wages. The beedi workers started an indefinite strike four days ago.

India Government's Faux Pas Puts Beedi Workers at a Loss The Hindu . (27 May 2012)
By S. Rangan, Pavithra.

The State government's flaw in including poor beediworkers in the ‘Indiramma Housing Scheme' has robbed over 11,000 workers of subsidy of Rs. 40,000 each, entitled to them under a different Central government scheme.

India Gujarat's Sewa Bank to Expand Wings Daily News and Analysis . (25 May 2012)

Shri Mahila Sewa Sarkari Bank Limited, popularly known as Sewa Bank, is planning to expand its footprint.