NASS Declaration of Solidarity with the National Convention of Workers (India)

NASS Declaration of Solidarity with the National Convention of Workers (India)

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country went into lockdown on 24th March, resulting in a widespread humanitarian crisis for the many informal workers stranded without work or shelter, for many of the workers relied on a daily wage. During the lockdown, Employers, Industries and the Government showed sympathy towards the migrant workers who had to walk for miles to reach their hometowns. This sympathy only extended to some sectors and had a little impact on the government’s next move. The mass migration took place not only because of the medical emergency the world was facing but also due to the lack of social security that should have been ensured for the informal workers. This crisis has highlighted the need to advocate for the rights of these workers and include them in the labor and social security protection offered to formal sector workers.