Working Class Issues

CITU Congratulates Haryana Roadways Employees For Successful Total Strike

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), in a statement issued on October 16, has congratulated the Haryana Roadways employees for the successful total strike on its first day (October 16, 2018) of the two days’ strike as per the call of the joint forum of all trade unions against the move for total privatisation of roadway services by the BJP government of Haryana.  No bus was on the road on the first day. The strike received full support from the public as well.

Struggle for Right to Form Association Raging across Auto Industries in TN

ARTICLE 19(1) (C) of the Indian constitution guarantees to all its citizens the right ‘to form associations and unions’. To realise this right, workers of Yamaha Motor and Myoung Shin India (MSI) Automotive Private Ltd went on hunger strike on Gandhi Jayanti in Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. Midnight arrests and intimidation both by police and management goons is still going on in the Oragadam–Sriperumbudur Industrial Belt which has units of some of the world’s leading automobile units.

Two Days’ Countrywide General Strike on January 8-9, 2019

THE joint national convention of trade unions, held in Mavlankar Hall in New Delhi on September 28, 2018 gave a clarion call to the entire working class of the country to join the two days’ country wide general strike on January 8-9, 2019 against the anti- worker, anti-people and anti-national policies being pursued by the BJP government at the centre led by Prime Minister Modi.

September 5 Rally: A Significant Step Forward

THE ‘Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally’ on September 5 was unique and has a crucial historic relevance on many counts. It is the first ever mobilisation of the basic classes – workers, peasants and agricultural labour together in the capital of India.  The rally outnumbered all recent mobilisations in Delhi and the discipline and the level of understanding of the participants on issues has set another benchmark for the future. The media coverage the rally received was a compulsion imposed by the people’s movement on the media barons.

Congress of Trade Unions International (Petrochemicals and Energy) Held in Trivandrum

THE third International Congress of Trade Unions International (Petrochemicals and Energy), an international apex trade union organisation affiliated with WFTU, was held on September 11-12 in Trivandrum in Kerala. The previous two congresses were held in Mexico in September 2007 and in Caracas in December 2012.

AIFAWH Congratulates Anganwadi Employees for Wage Hike

THE All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers (AIFAWH) has, in a statement issued on September 11, congratulated the anganwadi workers and helpers all over the country for forcing the Modi government to announce an increase in remuneration of anganwadi workers and helpers on the eve of the assembly elections in five states and also ahead of the next parliament election.

Successful Strike by Transport Workers

THE strike by road transport workers on August 7 was very successful. More than three crore workers participated in the historic strike. In many states, workers and associations out of the purview of the All India Coordination Committee of Road Transport Workers’ (AICCRTW) also joined the strike. In some places where strike could not be organised due to various reasons, protest actions were undertaken. Support and solidarity from various quarters was expressed.

MAZDOOR KISAN SANGHARSH RALLY: Preparations in Full Swing for the September 5 Rally

PREPARATIONS for the ‘Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally’ on September 5, 2018 are going on in full swing all over the country. The rally itself will be historic as the workers, peasants and agricultural workers together will march shoulder to shoulder on the streets of the national capital for the first time, voicing their demands. Besides, in terms of mobilisation also, the rally is all set to be a landmark in the struggles of the toiling people of the country.

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