Backstory - The Indian Dayworkers
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Construction workers are unskilled and illiterate workers, which make them very vulnerable to
exploitation. Being part of an unorganized and fragmented sector their bargaining power is low
and they can’t easily fight against injustice.
Working conditions and salaries in India are different from the ones in western countries. The official work week in India runs from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm each day. In reality, overtime is the norm and most local companies do not compensate their workers for it. The Indian work culture is immensely diverse. There are major differences depending on whether you work for small, local companies, for big Indian corporations or for international companies. Business practices also vary between regions.
Photo essay by Danish photographer Kristian Bertel
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