The State of Waste-pickers Turned Sanitary Workers in 2nd Cleanest City of India: Irregular Salaries, No Occupational Safety Gear and No Medical Leave

The story of the second cleanest city in India-Bhopal and those who keep the city clean. Kabir Arora The waste-pickers turned sanitary workers (Safai Karmacharis) in Bhopal are ill-paid, salary is irregular. They work for long hours and have no provision of medical leave. If skipped the day of work on the account of sickness, … Continue reading The State of Waste-pickers Turned Sanitary Workers in 2nd Cleanest City of India: Irregular Salaries, No Occupational Safety Gear and No Medical Leave

India’s cleanest city Indore evicting waste-pickers from work

Date: 07th December 2018 To Mr Vinod Kumar Jindal National Mission Director Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs New Delhi Copied to: Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Commissioner of Urban Administration … Continue reading India’s cleanest city Indore evicting waste-pickers from work

Informal Workers’ Narratives is a Platform for Dialogue and to Create Solidarities

Kabir Last year on 2nd June, in India Habitat Centre, Alliance of Indian Wastepickers organized Waste Narratives with wastepickers as panelists. Someone* in the audience asked the panelists- how does it feel to be working as an unacknowledged, invisible worker? My colleague, member of wastepickers cooperative SwaCH, Pune, in impeccable Marathi responded saying- we are … Continue reading Informal Workers’ Narratives is a Platform for Dialogue and to Create Solidarities