Working Class

Make ‘Delhi Chalo’ Programme from Nov 9-11 a Grand Success: CWFI

THE Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI) has given a call to make the November 9-11‘Delhi Chalo’ programme of central trade unions and federations a grand success and ensure maximum participation of construction workers in it.  

The CWFI all India working committee, at its 60th meeting held in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh on August 29-30, also decided to take up the issues of ban on sand and black stone mining, and disbursal of construction workers’ welfare fund. The meeting was presided over by CWFI president R Singaravelu, Malathi Chittibabu and N Veeraswamy.

CITU Working Committee Meeting, Shimla: Fight Anti National Policies of BJP Government Extend Solidarity to Farmers’ Struggles

THE working committee of CITU which met in Shimla from July 14-16 has called upon the working class of the country to intensify struggles against the anti-people anti- national policies of the BJP led government. It also extended full support and solidarity to the struggles of the farmers in various parts of the country and called upon its committees at all levels to actively support their struggles in all possible forms.

GST, the Biggest Neoliberal Push

THE Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime began on July 1, 2017. Thousands of columns in newspapers were filled with news on the “great virtues” of the GST and advertisements by governments and corporates. And, to take credit for it, there is a public debate between former union finance minister P Chidambaram and the incumbent Arun Jaitley as to who fathered the GST; was it UPA or NDA?

SBI Sets a Bad Precedent

STATE Bank of India (SBI), the largest public sector bank in india and the largest bank in the world with regard to network, has set a bad precedent last week by announcing a steep hike in service charges on various categories and introducing certain new service charges.

Neoliberalism and Trade Unions - I

Neoliberalism, the latest phase of capitalism was a response of the capitalist system to the crisis of the 1970s. It gained prominence since the 1980s when the USA and the UK started implementing neoliberalism by embarking upon a programme of economic restructuring. This was later imposed on the entire world through international financial institutions like the IMF and the World Bank. By the 1990s, most of the countries across the world incorporated neoliberal policies as part of their programmes.

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