Improving the Lives & Livelihoods of Migrant Workers
Unskilled migrants depend largely on the construction sector for employment and women constitute more than one third of this work force.
Sampark’s in-depth study with migrant construction workers showed the lack of identity, access to decent employment and basic living conditions, education,health and subsidized food from PDS,pre and post-natal care. The principal employers and contractors do not know about the existence of Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Board (BOCWWB) and its welfare schemes especially designed for the construction workers.
Sampark started the “Workers Resource Centre” (WRC) in Bangalore. The objective of WRC is to identify workers in the labor colony and create awareness about their rights and empower them to claim these rights.A place was created where workers could come to clear their doubts. From January 2013 to March 2016 the team reached out to 7215 people. 4903 workers were motivated to register with the KBOCWWB.