THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on January 15, has extended full support and solidarity to the three-day strike from January 23-25, 2019 in all defence-production units and service centres by all the three employees’ federations representing employees working in the defence production units and service centres and workshops spread throughout the country.
THE country has witnessed a massive two days countrywide general strike on January 8-9, 2019 by the working people against the anti-people, anti-worker and anti-national policies of the BJP-led government of India. The general strike was called by all, in the united platform of 10 central trade unions and almost all independent national federations. The strike by the working class had drawn countrywide support and solidarity, with various forms of protest actions by the people of other walks of lives, the peasantry and agricultural workers in particular.
THE magnificent country wide general strike on January 8-9, 2019 reflected the tide of people’s anger against the anti-worker, anti-people and anti-national neoliberal policies pursued by the BJP led government at the centre. It surpassed in its sweep and depth, even the earlier two massive general strikes, on September 2, 2015 and 2016 held during this Modi government’ regime.
‘CONCENT’, the so-called ‘Confederation of Central Trade Unions’, which is set to function from the BMS office, is nothing but a political instrument formed in a desperate attempt to manufacture consent to the anti-worker policies of the BJP led government at the centre.
It is yet another attempt to disrupt the unity of the working class and the joint trade union movement, which the BMS deserted and got isolated after BJP, the political wing of the RSS, to which the BMS is affiliated, came to power at the centre in 2014.
THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on November 28, has condemned the desperate bid of the government of India to privatise Air India, piece by piece, in favour of the private corporate – foreign and domestic.
THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on November 28, has extended full support and solidarity to the programme of indefinite strike by all employees and officers from December 3, at the call of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) demanding allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, wage revision for all which has fallen long overdue, revision of pension from January 1, 2017 and other demands.
ON November 20, the central trade unions – INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF and UTUC – have written to Santosh Gangwar, minister of labour and employment regarding the tripartite meeting on Labour Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions 2018.
LAWYERS of Delhi took out a march from Supreme Court to Parliament Street on November 26, on the slogan "save constitution" under the banner of Lawyers for Democracy. Various lawyers' organisations representing dalits, minorities, human rights and civil liberties and the All India Lawyers Union came together to celebrate the Constitution Day in a unique manner by taking out a march. Issues like save democracy, save democratic institutions, save secularism, stope mob lynching, stop attacks on dalits, stop attacks on minorities, ensure women's rights etc were highlighted.
THE entire officers and workers of BSNL are going on an indefinite strike from December 3, 2018. The AUAB (All Unions and Associations of BSNL), the umbrella organisation of all the associations of the officers and unions of workers, is spearheading the strike.