Working Class Issues

Gramin Dak Sevaks Hold 16-Day Historic Strike

IN the department of posts, there are 1,55,000 post offices out of which 1,29,346 are branch post offices functioning in rural villages.  Out of five lakh employees, 3.07 lakh employees are gramin dak sevaks (GDS) mostly working in branch post offices. They are not treated as government employees but as ‘extra departmental employees’. The service conditions of GDS are very bad.  They are paid a meagre monthly allowance instead of regular salary. Depending upon the work hours, it varies from Rs 2,290 to Rs 4,575 and a DA per month.

Workers Oppose Power Bill; To Go On Country-Wide Strike on Dec 7

A NATIONAL Convention organised by the National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE)  has called for a nation-wide strike on December 7 to oppose the  Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill curbs the right to electricity for poor people of the country.  The convention was held at Ghalib Institute Auditorium in Delhi on June 8 and had participants from all corners of the country.

ASHA Workers on Indefinite Strike in Haryana

The ASHA workers of Haryana are on an indefinite strike since June 7 as the agreement between them and the state government arrived on February 1, 2018 has not been implemented as yet.

The CITU Haryana state committee has supported the strike of the ASHA workers and will participate in the court arrest call on June 15. The CITU has asked its unions to participate in large numbers to make the call a success.

PUNJAB: Anganwadi Workers Momentous March

ANGANWADI workers and helpers from Punjab, who suffer with paltry wages and poor social security like other scheme workers across the country, are on struggle path.

Nearly 5,000 anganwadi workers and helpers under the banner of Anganwadi Mulazam Union, which is affiliated to the Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU), held a three-day long protest march which began from the historical city of Fatehgarh Sahib on May 28 and culminated in Chandigarh on May 30.

Bankers Union Demands Wilful Defaulting be Made Criminal Offense

THE Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI), in view of recent incidents of defaulters like Nirav Modi denting banks with huge sums of money, has urged the government to implement the four demands they have been making since many years, to safeguard public sector banks of the country.

In an official press release given on May 18, the Federation demanded that wilful default in repayment of bank loans be made a criminal offense and deterrent punishment must be meted out to the culprits.


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