Tamil Nadu Labour Union
Tamil Nadu, India
The Tamil Nadu Labour Union in south India organises Dalit and tribal women and men, who are employed in poorly paid jobs such as domestic work, construction, flower selling, quarry work, vegetable growing, rubbish picking and graveyard workers.
Traditionally these groups have not been organised and they are highly vulnerable to exploitation. Hundreds of local leaders have been trained and union and cooperative membership has built to more than 30,000.
Your support helps train and organise cooperatives and unions so Dalit and tribal men and women can increase their family’s income and also gain respect and recognition in their wider community.
UnionAID posts on dalit workers in India:
As a Dalit, Pancha was born with the duty of cremation work in her small township in Tamil Nadu, India. It is a tough job which she and her husband ...Read more
Since 2011 the focus of our work in India with the Tamil Nadu Labour Union (TNLU) has been on establishing co-operatives with Dalit and Tribal workers so they can gain ...Read more
Every weekday in the evening, another 88 girls and 55 boys sit down in four new education centres around Madurai slums and villages to do their homework. Over the past ...Read more