Working Class Issues

Foundation Conference of Mid-Day-Meal Workers Federation Held in Bengaluru

THE foundation conference of Mid-Day-Meal Workers Federation of India – their first all India conference was held in Bengaluru from June 21-23, 2015. The city of Bengaluru which, in the recent years has witnessed large militant mobilisations of scheme workers including MDM workers has once again witnessed a massive mobilisation of Mid-Day-Meal workers on June 21 who had come from different parts of Karnataka to be part of a colorful rally of 10,000 Mid-Day-Meal workers, all clad in red, organised on the occasion of their first conference.

All India Strike of Construction Workers Held Successfully

AT the call of Construction Workers’ Federation of India, 1.5 million construction workers participated in the all India strike on June 1, 2015. In West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Manipur, Bihar, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh (Ghaziabad), Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, the strike was observed successfully.

Central Trade Unions Lash Out Against Labour Policies

THREE central ministers, including Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, had a taste of the anger among the working people of the country when Central Trade Union leaders, in one voice, criticised the government's anti-labour policies. The occasion was a meeting of Central Trade Unions (CTUs) called by the Labour Department on May 15 to discuss about the '10-point charter of demands', on which the CTUs were on struggle for the last six years.

CITU Wins Secret Ballot in NTPC Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station

SECRET ballot was held at the Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Generation Station of NTPC on May 6. The CITU union there has won the election conclusively. It was for the third time the secret ballot took place in the power station. In the first election held in March 2008, the CITU union won. In the second election held in May 2012, BMS union won. And now in the third time, the CITU union again won the elections defeating the BMS and INTUC unions.

CITU Union Fought for
Secret Ballot System

Working Class on War Path!

ON May 26, the Modi government enters its second year. Without any doubt, one can assert that this government has created a record for its assault on the rights of the working people of this country. In its eagerness to satisfy the investors – foreign and Indian – the offensive against the hard won rights of the working people had begun in right earnest. The modus operandi has been to chant Shrameva Jayate (victory to labour) and attack the workers.

Historic Strike of Road Transport Workers a Grand Success

THE one-day national strike of road transport workers on April 30 demanding withdrawal of the draconian Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2015, to be tabled in Parliament, was a grand success and historical. The strike call was given by national-level road transport workers’ federations affiliated to CITU, AITUC, INTUC, BMS, HMS, AICCTU, LPF and independent state unions. Around 2 crores workers participated in the strike with most vehicles staying off the roads. The countrywide strike was for the first time in the history of India.

Central Govt Employees to Go On Indefinite Strike from Nov 23, 2015

A MASSIVE rally of the central government employees was held on April 28, 2015 at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, declaring that if no settlement is brought about  on the 10-point charter of demands, the central government employees in all the de-departments of the Government of India will go on indefinite strike action from November 23, 2015.

CITU Condemns Brutal Killings Of Workers in Seshachalam Forest

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on April 9 has condemned the barbaric killings of 20 labourers in the Seshachalam forest in Andhra Pradesh by the Andhra Pradesh police on April 7, in the name of encounter with sandal-wood smugglers. The CITU has called upon the workers and the trade unions to raise their voice of protest against the police-brutality.

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