Dairy union in India defends the rights of precarious workers, wins secure jobs
In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Schreiber Dynamix Dairies Employees Union (SDDEU) in Baramati extended support for contract and casual workers, ensuring free PPE and financial support. Despite the challenges in the pandemic, the SDDEU also continued to negotiate the conversion of casual workers to permanent jobs.
On February 11, 2021, 20 casual workers were appointed to permanent positions. This included workers who were casuals for more than 15 years. This is the result of a sustained effort by the union to tackle precarious employment over the past ten years.