The Center for Migration and Labour Solutions (Aajeevika Bureau) and the Centre for Development Practice and Research (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Patna) are proud to announce the fourth round of the Orientation Course on Labour Migration—Perspectives and Practice on 9th –19th August 2018 at Patna.
The Course aims to provide a learning platform for practitioners and workers' rights advocates with focused work or engagement with labour migration. It aims to enrich practitioners’ field insights with conceptual inputs on labour migration and at the same time creates avenues for academic and policy discourses to draw from the ground experience of practitioners. The course seeks to bridge the divide between academia and practice through a two-way feedback loop, and deepen knowledge on labour migration.
In collaboration with IIM-Ahmedabad on 30th March, we brought together a group of industry leaders from the construction, agro-food, manufacturing, micro-finance and textile sectors in India. Drawing from their experiences and insights, the discussion centred around the need, challenges and aspirations of the industry to engage with informal migrant labour.
Aajeevika Bureau, in partnership with the International Labour Organizationand the Department of Labour and Employment, Rajasthan, organized the Rajasthan State Consultative Meeting on Labour Migration on 15th March at Jaipur. The meeting was attended by the Jt Secretary and DGLW, Ministry of Labour and Employment, and Labour Secretary, Rajasthan, Udaipur District Collector, in addition to representatives from various government departments, trade unions and civil society. We were proud to be the knowledge partner at this crucial consultation, and to have co-organised it with the Labour Department, Government of Rajasthan and ILO's Work in Freedom Programme!
We are excited to share that Aajeevika Bureau awarded the prestigious GuideStar India Gold award for 2018.
GuideStar India is India's largest and most reliable online information repository with 8000+ NGOs. They have been awarded the prestigious GuideStar India Gold award for 2018 and have joined India's largest pool of credible NGOs after undergoing a rigorous due diligence process. GuideStar India's Gold Certification is the Advanced Level certification indicating that high level of accountability and good governance procedures are adopted by the organisation.
We were thrilled to publish Migrantscape, our first ever organisational newsletter, on 31 January 2018, where we reflected on the precariousness of migrant workers, their families and communities. You can read Migrantscape here.
We opened a new health clinic in Morwal, a remote rural area, which has not seen any health care facility in over 70 years, as reported by Rajasthan Patrika. The clinic has already safely delivered a baby, started a Tuberculosis patient on treatment, and treated around five cases of malaria per day.
Shram Sarathi received national recognition at the Inclusion Plus awards organized by Metlife Foundation, for its ground-breaking work providing loans to over 7,000 migrant families, with repayment rates of 99.5%.
In association with Aajeevika Bureau, the Sthalantrit Adivasi Shramik Manch led a sustained campaign during the Gujarat Election, issuing migrant workers’ demands to party candidates. Although tribal migrants constitute almost 15% of the state’s population, they remain voiceless and invisible. Our campaign resulted in official posters from the Election Commission, encouraging tribal migrant workers to vote, and informing them they had a right to take a day off and vote in their village. The campaign resulted in significant media coverage across Gujarati press and national press, alongside an Opinion Piece from Aajeevika Bureau in The Wire
Aajeevika Bureau‘s Centre for Migration and Labour Solutions (CMLS) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) secured key commitments from the state governments of Kerala and Bihar. CMLS and the ILO co-hosted two policy roundtables, where both states committed to Migrant Resource Centres, and to prioritise migration as a key issue.