Tyre workers win recognition of their union

In an important victory, over 600 workers employed at JK Tyres in Kanchipuram district in southern India, won the right to be represented by the union of their choice. The workers had to strike for more than two weeks, but in the end were also able to win the reinstatement of 27 probationary workers who had been dismissed during this strike. This is an important win for all workers in the region as other recent similar disputes, such as the one at Apollo Tyres, were shut down by government actions.