Working Class Issues

CITU Congratulates Scheme Workers For Successful All India Strike

IN a statement issued on January 21, CITU has congratulated the lakhs of scheme workers, not only anganwadi, ASHA, Mid Day Meal workers, but also those working in many other central government schemes like NRLM, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, National Child Labour Project etc who had participated in the nationwide strike by the Scheme workers on January 20, 2017.

CITU Denounces Disinvestment In Public Sector General Insurance Companies

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on January 19 has denounced the desperate moves of the Narendra Modi government for disinvesting 25 percent shares in all the five public sector general insurance companies and opening them to private hands including foreign companies. For this, the government has decided to list these companies in the stock exchanges.

Death of Workers in ECL: Criminal Compromise of Safety

THE secretariat of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) in a statement issued on December 30, has strongly condemned the criminal compromise of the safety in the coalmines under Eastern Coalfields Limited that has led to the death of more than six workers and serious injuries to many more. The Lalmatia mines under the ECL of Coal India in Godda district of Jharkhand are being operated by Mahalakshmi Company Private Limited, a private company.

CITU Calls for Protests on Jan 3 against the Attack on Livelihood through Demonetisation

THE secretariat of CITU, which met in New Delhi on December 19-20 has called upon the working people to voice their protest through holding country wide massive demonstrations on January 3, 2017 against the so-called demonetisation drive of the BJP led government at the centre, which has imposed serious hardships upon the workers, particularly those in the unorganised sector, on the farmers, on the small business people, small traders and street vendors etc.

Victory for AIPEF: SC Disallows Reliance Power from Recovering Rs 1,050 Cr from Discoms

IN a victory for the All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF), the Supreme Court has disallowed Reliance Power-owned Sasan Power Limited from recovering Rs 1,050 crore from several state-owned and

private distribution companies.

A bench of Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton F Nariman on December 8 set aside the order of the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL) asking the discoms to pay the dues to Sasan Power Limited for supply of electricity from its plant in Madhya Pradesh. 

Reduce Dependence on FDI, Increase Internal Resources by Taxing the Rich: Trade Unions to Govt

ALL central trade unions have submitted a memorandum to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley listing their viewpoint on issues to be considered for framing of budget for 2017-18. At a customary pre-budget discussion on November 19, the central trade union leaders appealed to the Finance Minister to ensure that the proposals put forward by them find a place in the budget. CITU was represented by its general secretary and MP Tapan Sen.

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