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Anuradha Nagaraj

With creches shut, mothers forced out of garment factory jobs in India

30 Jun 2020

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every morning since her factory reopened after lockdown in southern India last month, garment worker Radha has woken to the same dilemma; leave her two young children alone at home or miss out on a day's pay.

FEATURE-With creches shut, mothers forced out of garment factory jobs in India

30 Jun 2020

CHENNAI, India, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every morning since her factory reopened after lockdown in southern India last month, garment worker Radha has woken to the same dilemma; leave her two young children alone at home or miss out on a day's pay.

Lockdown reveals rampant child labour in India as kids stream home

05 Jun 2020

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vijay Kewat waited patiently at Gaya station, ready to receive 100 child workers who were headed home under India's lockdown. He was speechless when 500 streamed off the train instead.

FEATURE-Lockdown reveals rampant child labour in India as kids stream home

05 Jun 2020

CHENNAI, India, June 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vijay Kewat waited patiently at Gaya station, ready to receive 100 child workers who were headed home under India's lockdown. He was speechless when 500 streamed off the train instead.

No way back: Indian workers shun city jobs after lockdown ordeal

28 May 2020

MUMBAI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When power loom operator Lokanath Swain boarded a bus home after a 40-day wait in the Indian textile hub of Surat, he took a silent vow - to never return to his workplace of two decades.

INSIGHT-No way back: Indian workers shun city jobs after lockdown ordeal

28 May 2020

MUMBAI/CHENNAI, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When power loom operator Lokanath Swain boarded a bus home after a 40-day wait in the Indian textile hub of Surat, he took a silent vow - to never return to his workplace of two decades.

Indian workers rescued from borewell digging get rare slavery payout

20 May 2020

CHENNAI, India, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of 14 Indian workers rescued from borewell digging companies during the coronavirus lockdown in south India have received a rare payout after being held in slavery as investigations continue, officials said on Wednesday.

Pests in a pandemic? India's plant doctors will see you online now

20 May 2020

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Victor Mary's husband decided to travel abroad for work, he left her a plot of land to cultivate in southern India and a new mobile phone that would help them stay in touch.

FEATURE-Pests in a pandemic? India's plant doctors will see you online now

20 May 2020

CHENNAI, India, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Victor Mary's husband decided to travel abroad for work, he left her a plot of land to cultivate in southern India and a new mobile phone that would help them stay in touch.

Workers' rights at risk as Indian labour laws face post-lockdown challenge

13 May 2020

MUMBAI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Workers in India are set to face longer days and lower pay in a "race to the bottom", academics, activists and unions said, as six states plan to suspend labour laws to help industry recover from the coronavirus lockdown.

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