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

All the Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bangalore should be Operated by the Waste-pickers

To The Commissioner Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Bengaluru. Memorandum We the wastepickers and itinerant buyers and small scrap dealers ask and demand that our livelihoods be protected by integrating us into the solid waste management system of the city. We are listing the reasons why we form skilled labour and how we support the … Continue reading All the Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bangalore should be Operated by the Waste-pickers

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

Indore’s Wastepicker in Buenos Aires

Koushlya Bai is a waste-picker from Indore, associated with Janvikas Society. She is participating in the meeting of Global Alliance of Wastepickers, as a representative of Alliance of Indian Wastepickers. The meeting is hosted by the recyclers branch (Federación Argentina de Cartoneros, Carreros y Recicladores: FACCyR) of CTEP, a popular workers national union in Argentina. … Continue reading Indore’s Wastepicker in Buenos Aires