Based on fieldwork in the Tiruppur garment manufacturing cluster in Tamil Nadu, this paper focuses on the ways in which ethical corporate regulations are shaped by and constitutive of power relations and inequalities in the global market.

Sangeetha Neeraja

THE life of a quarry worker is hardly an enviable one, consisting, as it does, of hours of hard grinding labour under the scorching sun. And the election season has only made things worse for them.

Healthcare and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, said an unprecedented anti-malaria campaign was underway in Sri Lanka. He said affected countries, NGOs, donor governments, researchers and international agencies were joining hands to control and eventually eradicate this scourge from the globe.

labour welfare ignored: The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre and state governments of Haryana and Delhi on a public interest petition seeking welfare measures for mine and construction workers. The petition filed by non-profit People

A wage settlement was recently signed between United Limited Mine Workers Union (UMWU) and the management of Chowgule and Company Ltd, to offer better benefits to its workers.
The wage settlement is for company


In India, the ILO report says, casual workers earn 45 per cent less than regular workers.

There has been considerable debate in India about the impact of growth on employment especially in the organised manufacturing sector for different periods since the early 1980s. However, changes in the coverage of the Annual Survey of Industries demand a fresh look at the issue over a longer period. This paper attempts such an analysis for 1981-82 to 2004-05.

Lack of creche exposing them to risk, says NGO activist
Sangeetha Neeraja | ENS
THE children of the brick kiln workers have this characteristic lost look with sun bleached hair, with faces tainted with running noses, unclothed and unattended, they play in sand and everywhere.

Workers leave tea gardens for better NREGA wages More than 5,000 tea garden workers in Tripura have switched jobs in the past six months. They have found a better option in the works under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (nrega), 2005, leaving a tea industry in crisis in their trail. Concerned about workers not reporting to tea estates, the Tea Association of India, a