Daily Archives: July 22, 2015

Construction Labourers Demonstrate for Unorganised Workers

According to The Hindu, “Eighty-three members, including 45 women, of the AITUC were arrested on Tuesday when they attempted to stage of road roko.” Among the demands were maternity benefits for women construction workers. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/labourers-stage-demonstration/article7449755.ece

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The beginning

In 1995, my friend and research partner, carpenter Liz Skidmore, came back from the UN Conference on Women in Beijing and told me an amazing story. In a workshop for tradeswomen that Liz and Connie Ashbrook (elevator constructor and Director … Continue reading

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