Working Class Issues

TUs Call for Protest Action in Maharashtra

THE Trade Unions Joint Action Committee (TUJAC) has given a call for state wide protest actions in Maharashtra against the anti-labour policies of state and central governments. This call was given in a convention organised by trade unions on February 24 in Gopal Shetty Hall at Lower Parel in Mumbai. Representatives from major central trade union organisations and federations took part in the convention. A resolution passed in the convention has registered strong protest against the decision of the Maharashtra and central governments to make retrograde amendments in the labour laws.

Govt Must Take Over Peerless to Protect Interests of Employees, Depositors

THE Peerless General Finance and Investment Company Ltd, a renowned and reputed savings company, had been running its business under the directions of RBI. But its business was stopped by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from 1ST April, 2011. Lakhs of depositors, who had received their maturity claims promptly from the company and reinvested in it, were unable to continue their transactions with the company and this led them to unscrupulous chit fund firms like Saradha that duped lakhs of depositors and looted public money.


Delhi’s Municipal Woes: A Sign of Things to Come

MUCH to the shock of residents of Delhi, and also for concerned people across the country, municipal sanitation workers have again gone on strike in the national capital just months after they had carried out a 10-day strike in June last year. Even more surprising was the fact that the issues are the same – non-payment of wages. Like last year, garbage is piling up in the streets, allegations and counter allegations are flying fast and thick, the courts are involved and angry gheraos, dharnas and demonstrations are visible everywhere.

AIFAWH Conference Concludes with the Resolve to End Exploitation

THE eighth conference of the All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers concluded with a massive rally in Hyderabad on January 10. The rally began from Sundaraiah Park and culminated in a public meeting at Indira Park. Thousands of anganwadi workers and helpers from all corners of the state took part in the rally braving intimidation by the officials and authorities that if they took part in the rally they would lose their job.

Eighth Conference of AIFAWH Calls for Intensification of Struugles

‘FOR the right of every child for food, health and education, for the right of every worker to minimum wages, social security and pension, let us reach the unreached, intensify our struggles to change the policies’ – the eighth conference of the All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers was successfully concluded with this resolve. The conference was held from January 7-10, 2016 at Parsa Satyanarayana Nagar (RTC Kalyana mandapam), Arati Dasgupta Hall, Dipali Giri Manch, Hyderabad, Telangana.

HARYANA: Construction Workers Hold Huge Rally

THOUSANDS of construction workers including large number of women from all over Haryana thronged the New Subzi Mandi in Fatehabad on January 6 and expressed anguish over the anti-labour policy of the Khattar government of BJP in Haryana. The rally was organised by the Bhawan Nirman Kamgar Union Haryana (BNKU) on the occasion of the working committee meeting of the Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI) which was held here from January 6-8.


CITU Organises Scheme Workers Convention

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) took the initiative to organise a national convention of scheme workers in Aiwan – e- Ghalib Auditorium in New Delhi on December 10, 2015. This convention was meant to bring together the workers employed in the different schemes of government of India, focus their miserable conditions and develop a country wide movement on the common demands of the scheme workers.


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