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Posts Tagged ‘urban’

Legal clinics, BOCW linkages, and mobile kiosks: SSK’s recent interventions

During the month of May, SSK organized Legal Clinic Day, facilitated the linking of workers to their entitlements under the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, and set up two mobile kiosks at fairs and market places to share details about facilities and schemes available for migrant workers.

Facilitating migrant workers’ access to healthcare: Sampark

Sampark is working to improve living standards by increasing livelihood opportunities for migrant construction workers in Bangalore. Sampark is presently working in 26 labour colonies in Bangalore, and aims to reach out to 5000 construction workers over a period of three years.

‘Making Labour Markets Work’: SHRAMIC National Workshop

Strengthen and Harmonize Research and Action on Migration (SHRAMIC) organised a half-day event on 13 February 2015 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. Focusing on the theme of labour markets, the workshop brought together over 70 government officials, policymakers, NGOs, academicians, researchers, social entrepreneurs and corporations to focus on the role of labour […]

High cost of living traps migrant workers in Ghaziabad: Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra

Circular migration in India is likely to grow, and the government, NGOs and other stakeholders must take steps to make it a more remunerative and less painful process for the poor. In this light, Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra (Uttar Pradesh) undertook a study on the expenditure pattern and saving habits among construction workers, domestic workers, rickshaw […]

Looking beyond aspiration and opportunity rhetoric in rural-urban migration

Regardless of economic class or place of origin, migration is synonymous with opportunity. The question of whether migration is something people are forced into or whether is a choice people make has intrigued researchers and academics; in my opinion, it isn’t an either/or situation.