Outlook/October 10, 2011
Easing The Load...
- ’Attimari’ is an extortionate system of wages that headload workers’ unions in Kerala imposed for loading/unloading goods
- If you use outside workers, the union insists on compensation, ‘nokkukooli’, literally, wages for looking on. Union might has kept this practice alive for decades.
- Labour minister S.B. John has vowed to root out nokkukooli, starting with Trivandrum.