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Jun ’20: Lockdown chronicles and the lives of migrant workers

admin 19 April 2021

Read the following ground reports on the lives of migrant workers stranded without support, food, transportation or money.

  • Lockdown chronicle, as observed through Saajha Manch, our platform for industrial workers. Many of these workers are inter-state migrants and the report outlines their experiences from the time factories started closing up, and workers were left unpaid and stranded, harassed by landlords, and forgotten by governments. Compelled to travel back home, many are now uncertain of whether they want to come back, but as work resumes at a diminished capacity and confused manner, the big question still looms of whether or not this event will finally reverse the power dynamics in favour of the workers or not? 
  • An additional report also about migrant workers, on our work with several volunteer groups who assisted the workers. The report provides a good peek into the complexity of the stranded migrant workers’ transport situation, and also the need for urgent data collection efforts for advocacy to inform and persuade the administration for appropriate action.