Kamgar Sanrakshan Sammaan Sangh

KSSS - an informal sector workers union came into existence in 2019 having its main office in Mumbai.  As the name suggests the objective of the union is to work towards ensuring dignity and protection of the informal labour force which constitute 97% of India’s total labour force contributing to 50% of the country’s GDP. The informal sector workers include masons, electricians, painters, carpenters, domestic help, construction workers, security guards, sweepers, waste workers, daily wage workers, app-based workers, taxi/auto drivers etc. However, given the informal nature of work, these informal sector workers do not enjoy job security, wage security, job site safety and social security benefits and have a very low and irregular income.

The union work at two-level towards achieving its goals. Find more about it here

Facilitation-Mediation Centers

The workers facilitation-mediation centre (the “Centre”) facilitates dialogue between the government and the communities facing eviction threats along with issues regarding homelessness of the workers. It focuses on rescue and rehabilitation of the homeless people at different governmental and NGO-run shelter homes. The Centre also performs the role of a mediator between workers and employer to ensure minimum wages, accidental cover.

The Centre focuses on being an intermediary between the workers and the government by acceding applications regarding the current situations of the workers. The Centre emphasises on organising awareness and registration campaigns for the unorganised sector workers at different locations in Mumbai, Maharashtra.