Working Class Issues

Onto All India General Strike, Sept 2

MILLIONS of workers have so far participated in the preparatory meetings and rallies in support of the nationwide General Strike on September 2, 2015 called by the Central Trade Unions. The unprecedented support from the workers shows the urge for changing the current economic policies that have put the workers and peasants into tremendous crisis. The united platform of the trade unions consists of 11 central trade unions viz.

Report of the DG to the 104th ILC – A Derogatory Document Developed To: Dismantle the ILO International Standards - II

WE are discussing about the anti-labour blueprint drawn in the Report of the Director General of ILO presented to the 104th session of the ILC of ILO held in Geneva from May 31 to June 13, 2015. In the first installment of our discussion, we have already dealt with that part of the Report which has enumerated the structure, contents and method of preparation of the centenary ILC, due in 2019 and pointed out the deliberate and motivated departure from the time-tested standing system and tripartite principles.

Country Prepares for Sep 2 General Strike

THE working people of the country, from almost all the sectors, from all the states, have very well completed their preparation for the 24 hour strike on September 2.  This strike is the 16th countrywide General Strike after 1991, against the neo-liberal offensive of the ruling classes and the fourth strike since all the 11 Central TUs and also the National Federations have come on a joint platform.


All informations from various corners of the country indicate that most enthusiastic preparations have been there to make the strike a complete success.


Decimate Work, Worker & Workplace and Disarm Trade Union Movement

THE 104th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) took place at the UN complex in Geneva from May 31 to June 13. A total of 5,912 accredited representatives consisting of the government, workers, and employers’ delegations from 169 member countries of ILO attended the conference as compared to 5,254 in 2014. Amongst the participants, there were 171 ministers from different countries.


Brutal Attack on Construction Workers on IIT-Mandi Campus by Goons of Contractor

THE construction of IIT-Mandi campus in Kamand area has been going on since September 2013. At present, around 650 workers are involved in the construction work. Since the beginning of construction, no labour laws have been followed by the construction company employed by the premier institute and labour contractors. Almost two years have passed, but statutory and mandatory provisions have not been implemented.

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.


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