Working Class Issues

Scheme Workers Convention

AT the All India Convention of Scheme Workers on ‘Right to Food, Health, Education and Labour Rights’ held on October 19, at BT Ranadive Bhawan in New Delhi, the  Anganwadi, ASHA and Mid-day Meal Workers charted their next phase of independent and joint struggles. This convention was held in the background of the alarming levels of hunger and malnutrition in India.

CITU Denounces Coercive MoU between EC & Corporates

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on October 18, has strongly denounced the coercive memorandum of understanding (MoU) entered into between the Election Commission and thousands of employers(corporate houses)/industries in poll-bound Gujarat. The MoU assigns/empowers the employers to monitor the electoral participation of their workforce and publish the names of those workers who did not vote, on their website/notice boards.

BSNLEU Scores Magnificent Victory in the Membership Verification

BSNL Employees Union has scored a magnificent victory in the election held in BSNL, for the granting of trade union recognition. This is the eighth consecutive victory being scored by BSNLEU. The election for granting recognition was held on October 12, 2022 and the result was declared on October 14, 2022. BSNLEU came first with 15,311 (48.62 per cent) votes. The union has increased its votes by 5.18 per cent. The National Federation of Telecom Employees (NFTE) came second with 11,201 (35.57 per cent) votes.

ASHA Workers’ and Facilitators’ Federation of India (AWFFI) Formed

AMIDST applause and slogans by ASHA workers from 17 states and union territories, the first ever federation of ASHA workers- the ASHA Workers and Facilitators Federation of India, (AWFFI) is formed after three days long deliberations and discussions from September 16-18, 2022, at Kurukshetra, Haryana. The conference gave a call for protest throughout the country on December 10, 2022, ‘world human rights day’, against the violation of the human rights of the ASHA workers by the BJP government.

CITU 17th All India Conference at Bengaluru Reception Committee Formed

KARNATAKA state committee of CITU kick-started the preparations for hosting the 17th all India conference of CITU at Bengaluru on January 18-22, 2023, with the formation of a reception committee meeting on July 5, 2022, at the Secretariat Club, Bengaluru. CITU president, K Hemalata, inaugurated the meeting in which she placed the present situation in which the conference will be held. The meeting was presided by the CITU state president, S Varalakshmi.


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