Medical representatives fight against worsening work conditions

Report of the correspondent of Mazdoor Ekta Committee

The 19th State Conference of West Bengal Medical and Sales Representatives Union (WBMSRU) was recently held at Siliguri from 8th to 10th September 2023. WBMSRU is the largest union of medical sales representatives (MRs) in West Bengal and has around 22,000 members. The Conference discussed the deteriorating working conditions of workers in this sector.

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Pharmacists on strike in Rajasthan

Report of Mazdoor Ekta Committee correspondent

From September 1, 2023, pharmacists working in government hospitals and dispensaries across different districts of Rajasthan are organising a series of strikes in support of their demands, under the leadership of Rajasthan Pharmacists Employees Union (Unified).

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Pharmaceutical Industry and the Super-Exploitation of Workers

India is often referred to as the ‘pharmacy of the world’, being the largest supplier of generic medicines, with a global market share of 20 percent. … One-fourth of all medicines consumed in Britain are supplied by Indian pharma companies. Two-fifth of all generic medicines used in the USA come from India. Over 80 percent of medicines used all over the world for treatment of the deadly illness, AIDS, are supplied by Indian pharma companies.

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