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Rollback Fuel Price Hike: AIRTWF

THE All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation (AIRTWF) condemned the union government’s decision to hike the prices of petrol and diesel. “This is for the third time the union government has hiked the prices of petroleum since March. On May 5, the government enhanced the Excise Duty at Rs 10 per litre on petrol and Rs 13 per litre on diesel. Now, again the enhancement is almost Rs 1 per litre. This is nothing but looting the people,” the AIRTWF said in a statement released on June 9 and demanded the government to rollback the hike forthwith.

Protest on June 16 to Protect Livelihoods

AN online press conference was addressed by Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) general secretary on June 3 briefing about the decisions taken by the Polit Bureau meeting held a day before.He expressed solidarity with the people who are battling the Nisarga Cyclone that has hit the coast of Maharashtra and asked both the central and state governments to ensure proper relief measures are taken.Charging the Modi government of utter failure in handling the corona pandemic, Yechury said that the basic principles of lockdown: testing, isolation, quarantine, were not adhered to.

Statement of Opposition Political Parties

TWENTY-two opposition parties met on May 22, to exchange views on the extraordinary situation in the country arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. The economy has collapsed. All sections of society face acute distress. Livelihoods have been destroyed. Lives have been lost.The parties applaud the heroic efforts of all public health personnel, particularly doctors, nurses, paramedics as also police and security forces personnel, safai karamacharis and those maintaining essential services like water, power etc. in these challenging times, across the country.

The Economic Steps Needed in the Current Period

The nationwide lockdown has been extended by another two weeks. The problems that emerged since the beginning of the lockdown and the difficulties being faced by crores of Indian people particularly the migrant workers, the daily labourers and the poor who are unable to survive will continue to deepen.In this context, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on May 2, has put forward in public domain the economic steps that are needed to be taken by the government in the current period.

On 150th birth anniversary of V I Lenin

Joint Statement of Communist & Workers' Parties on the 150th birth anniversary of V I LeninWe Honour the Great Revolutionary Leader V I Lenin,We are Committed to Continuing His Work!Below we publish the joint statement signed by 93 Communist and Workers’ Parties, including the CPI(M).THE Communist and Workers' Parties, which co-sign this joint statement, would like also in this way to honour a great revolutionary and theorist of scientific socialism, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, as April 22 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth.Especially

Attend to People’s Concerns on a War-Footing

The Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation, Revolutionary Socialist Party and the All India Forward Bloc have issued thefollowing statement on April 3.THE country has entered the second week of the 21-day lockdown to contain the community spread of Covid-19 pandemic. Many problems have surfaced in a sharp manner which need to be resolved urgently. Many of these were anticipated but unfortunately no remedial action was taken before the announcement of the lockdown.1.

PM’s Address Makes a Mockery of the Plight Of Workers, Peasants &Health Workers

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions, All India Kisan Sabha and the All India Agricultural Workers’ Union, have issued the following statement on April 3, on the prime minister’s address on the same dayIT is a matter of great concern that around ten days into the country wide lockdown, large sections of the workers including migrant workers, agricultural workers and poor peasants have lost their livelihood, income and are compelled to starve.

AIRTWF Demands Aid to Transport Workers amidst Corona Crisis

THE All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation (AIRTWF), wrote to Nitin Gadkari,  minister for road transport and highways, on March 21, appealing the government to supply essential commodities at free of cost to the poor and unorganised workers in the transport sector, in the background of the coronavirus disease pandemic.“The transport workers ought to be on the road in spite of the odd conditions. Particularly, the auto rickshaw, taxi, private and state transport bus workers are transporting people knowing the danger that they may also be affected by coronavirus.

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