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India: Video Interview with workers of Delhi’s hot rolling steel factories who are on strike since 6th June 2014

19 June 2014

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More than 1,500 workers at 26 hot-rolling steel plants in the Wazirpur Industrial Estate, Delhi have been on strike since June 6 to demand safer working conditions and their entitlements such as Provident Fund (PF), Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), health benefits cards, occupational safety measures and wages for overtime work, as mandated by law. Workers also complained that they are paid just 8,000 rupees ($US135) a month and forced to work 12 hours a day without any compensation.

Strikers, represented by the Garam Rolla Mazdoor Ekta Samiti (Hot Steel Workers Unity Front), said they would extend the strike to include all workers in the 600 steel plants in the estate, who face the same conditions