Working Class Issues

The Most Unkindest Cut of All

CAN any Indian citizen imagine in his wildest dream that the central government will contemplate to liquidate the State Bank of India, the largest public sector bank in our country, doing yeomen service to the common man, serving more than 25 crore account holders and commanding one third of the total banking business?  Can anyone think that the government at the centre will attempt to close down Life Insurance Corporation of India, the largest public sector insurance company with no match in the private sector and which has doubled its contribution to the 12th Five Year Plan compared to th

CITU Congratulates Bengal Tea Garden Workers for Heroic Strike

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on June 15, has congratulated the tea garden workers of West Bengal for successful two-day strike action on June 12-13, demanding enhancement and implementation of statutory minimum wage. The strike was called by the united platform of tea garden workers in West Bengal, after the TMC-run government of West Bengal backtracked from its commitment for a negotiated settlement on enhancement of statutory minimum wage for the tea garden workers, as per dictates of the tea garden owners.

CITU Condemns Arrest and Detention of Aisin Workers

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on June 1, has strongly condemned the brutal lathicharge, arrest  and detention of more than four hundred workers including 35 women of the Aisin Automative Ltd located at Rohtak, Haryana. Besides the workers, the leaders of various mass organisations who joined the struggling workers in solidarity were also arrested on May 31, 2017. CITU has warned the BJP led Haryana government that it will have to face the united strength of the toiling people if it tries to repeat  ‘Honda’ or ‘Maruti’ in Aisin or elsewhere in the state. 

SOLIDARITY TO FARMERS’ STRUGGLES: CITU Condemns Killing of farmers, demands enquiry and compensation

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), in a statement issued on June 7, has strongly condemned the police firing on farmers in two places in Mandsaur district in the BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh. The farmers were demanding remunerative prices for their produce and debt waiver, which the state government had earlier promised but failed to implement. Six farmers were killed in the firing and several more were seriously injured.

WFTU Presidential Council Meeting in Havana

MAY Day in most of the capitalist countries is an occasion to remember the Chicago Hay Market martyrs and their struggle for eight hours work. It is a day to express solidarity with the workers all over the world who are still continuing their struggle on the same demand, over 130 years after the Hay Market episode. It is a day to affirm the determination of the working class to continue on the path of struggle, overcoming the depredations and oppressions of the ruling classes to achieve the ultimate goal of emancipation from all exploitation.

Peerless Employees Hold Dharna against RBI’s Moves

THE All India Peerless Employees’ Union (AIPEU) of the Peerless General Finance and Investment Company Ltd, conducted a day long dharna programme at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on April 7, opposing the move taken by the Reserve Bank of India against the company. Hundreds of employees and their family members throughout the country participated in the dharna enthusiastically and shouted slogans against the move taken by RBI to close down the RNBC business of the company and urged the government to take over Peerless company.

KARNATAKA: Anganwadi Workers Win a Decisive Battle

AFTER the discussions held with the Karnataka Anganwadi Noukarara Sangha (affiliated to CITU)  on April 10, the chief minister agreed to a further increase of Rs1000 for workers, Rs 500 for helpers and Rs 500 for mini anganwadi workers.  An increase of Rs 1000 for anganwadi worker and Rs 500 for helper has already been announced in the state budget. Thus the total increase has become Rs 2000 for workers, Rs 1000 for helpers and Rs 1500 for mini workers. Now the remuneration will be Rs 8000 for anganwadi workers, Rs 5250 for mini workers and 4000 for helpers.

CITU Condemns BJP Govt’s Move to Withdraw Welfare Benefits to MGNREGA workers

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), in a statement issued on April 3, has strongly condemned the decision of the government of India to withdraw the benefits under the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, for the MGNREGA workers.

The government of India has directed all the state and UT governments to withdraw registration of MGNREGA workers under the Building and Other Construction Workers (RECS) Act vide labour ministry's order dated  February 10, 2017.

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