Indian health centre workers protest

This week, the centre of New Delhi saw continuing demonstrations by thousands of Anganwadi women workers demanding better pay and an end to insecure employment (see video). Anganwadi is the Indian term for small community health centres, mainly in rural areas, that provide basic care in the areas of sexual health, nutrition and child development. This is not the first time that Anganwadi women have taken industrial action in India, with major demonstrations occurring in Bangalore earlier this year.