Working Class Issues

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.

CITU Denounces Further Opening of FDI

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions in a statement issued on November 12 has denounced the reckless moves of the Narendra Modi government in liberalising foreign direct investment in numerous sectors of the economy including core and strategic sectors of economy, much to the detriment of national interests. Strategic sectors like defence (49 percent), airlines (49 percent), banking (74 percent for both FDI and FII) and media & broadcasting(100 percent) are being opened up to FDI through automatic approval route.

National Convention of Anganwadi Workers Calls For March to Parliament in Feb 2016 to ‘Save ICDS’

THE national convention of anganwadi workers and helpers to ‘Save ICDS’ held on November 5 under the banner of the Samyukta Morcha of Anganwadi Employees’ Federations has decided to march to parliament on their long pending demands of regularisation, minimum wages and pension and against the drastic cut in the budget 2015-16 and the handing over of anganwadi centres to corporates. The federations in the Samyukta Morcha are affiliated to the AICCTU, AIUTUC, AITUC, CITU, HMS and INTUC.


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