Garment Factory Workers Still Fighting for Wage Revision

A committee has been recently formed to look over the new wage demand Bengaluru, Nov. 20, 2018: Jayamma, a worker from a Bengaluru-based garment factory, says in anguish that she receives a salary of just 8,000 rupees a month. She adds, “Many times they set a very high production target and humiliate us to make us […]

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No Toilets in Bengaluru Households

Almost 3,000 households in Bengaluru do not have toilets Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018: A recent survey by the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Department of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) reveals that 2,798 households in the city of Bengaluru do not have sanitation facilities. The survey was conducted to enlist the number of households that have […]

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Gender Gap in Bengaluru’s Employment Ratio

Number of female applicants is less than male applicants at the Employment Exchange in Bengaluru   Bengaluru, Sept. 18, 2018: All the four Employment Exchange offices in Bengaluru have much higher number of male applicants as compared to female. According to the data from the Directorate of Employment and Training in Bangalore, the total number […]

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Crematorium Workers Get Less Than Their Stipulated Salary

The five workers of the Hindu Crematorium in Kengeri get a monthly salary which is only one-fourth of what they are supposed to be paid.   Bangalore, Sept. 5, 2018: “The workers of the Hindu Crematorium on Komaghatta Road in Kengeri Satellite Town get a monthly salary of Rs. 2000 since years”, said Shiv Kumar, […]

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Hundreds Left Homeless in a Demolition Drive

Of the thousand room huntments, near about 400 are in ruins. Bengaluru, Aug. 23, 2018: On the morning of Aug. 18, some 400 families were rendered homeless when the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) demolished a part of the hutments on Kariamma Agrahara road in Bellandur. According to the Zonal Assistant Engineer Prakash, the demolition […]

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