Working Class Issues

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.

Construction & Brick kiln Workers March to Parliament

AT the call of the Construction Workers Federation of India (CITU) a massive workers rally was held at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on April 6, 2015. More than 10,000 workers assembled from 21 states, which included West Bengal, Tripura, Manipur, Odisha, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

Class Struggle and Collective Bargaining Correlated

COLLECTIVE bargaining must not be viewed as a mere exercise for achievement of economic benefits in isolation from the perspective of class struggle. Collective bargaining must be understood as a measure of relief to economic exploitation and fillip to the fight for complete emancipation of the working class from capitalist class exploitation through path of class struggle.



BSNL Employees to Hold Strike Demanding Revival of BSNL

THE entire 2.25 lakh employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), both the executives and the non-executives, are going on a country wide two-day strike on April 21-22, 2015, demanding immediate steps for the revival of BSNL. Thousands of BSNL employees conducted a March to the Parliament on February 25, and a memorandum was submitted to the prime minister’s office. Strike notice has been served on March 12, 2015.

Countrywide Strike in Road Transport on April 30

ROAD transport workers, under the banner of various centrally affiliated federations and also those independently functioning have been called upon to observe a countrywide one day strike on April 30. This strike will involve all sections of passenger traffic – autos, bus, both private and public – and also goods transport of different sections. This is the first time such a countrywide strike has been called in the road transport sector.


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