MORE than fifteen thousand mid-day meal workers assembled at Parliament Street in New Delhi on November 19, 2018 at the call of mid-day meal workers’ federations affiliated to the central trade unions. Workers from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal shouted anti BJP-NDA-Modi slogans and demanded immediate increase in their remuneration.
THE Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI), Tamil Nadu, has demanded that the government should openly accept that demonetisation is a failure and should compensate the families for loss of lives due to demonetisation.
The bank employees demanded that the government should compensate the banks and RBI for the expenses additionally incurred and create job opportunities to compensate the loss. It should also come out with a white paper on the ill effects of demonetisation and measures to rectify them.
THE All India Co-ordination Committee of Road Transport Workers’ Organisations has called upon road transport workers and owners of the country to go on strike on August 7, demanding withdrawal of draconian MV Act (Amendment) Bill 2017 that paves way for corporates into the core transport sector. The call was given at the meeting of motor transport workers and vehicle owners held at Thiruvananthapuram on July 14.
IT is to highlight the issues of crores of workers, peasants, agricultural workers, artisans and other toiling people, to emphatically voice their demands for better work, better working conditions, better lives and better future for their children, that CITU, AIKS and AIAWU have jointly called the ‘Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally’ on September 5, 2018 before the parliament.
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.
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.