Massive opposition to 12 hour working day:
Tamilnadu government forced to put on hold Amendment extending factory working hours

While the militant opposition by workers in Tamilnadu has succeeded in forcing the government to put a hold on implementing the anti-worker amendments, the fact remains that the Amendment has not been withdrawn. Workers have to be vigilant about the fact that the government will try different methods to put the amendments into effect. The stay on the amendment in no way means that the government has changed its aim, which remains that of enabling the Indian and foreign capitalists to make bigger profits out of increased exploitation of the workers.

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