Working Class Issues

Demand to Repeal Labour Codes Grows Louder

A “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” was observed at multiple workplaces across the country on December 30, primarily to say that the “working class will not let the peasantry fail.”

The protest day, called for by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), saw demonstrations by workers – both, organised and unorganised – employed in various sectors at their places of employment. Public meetings and rallies were organised as part of the programme as well.

On Social Security Code Draft Rules

THE union ministry of labour and employment released draft rules for the Code on Social Security, 2020 on November 13 “for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby”, unscrupulously avoiding the route of tripartite consultation with the stakeholders, the trade unions in particular. The Modi government has been working overtime to roll out labour law codification at the earliest so as to show its hyper-loyalty to the corporates.

EEFI Lauds UP Electricity Employees for Fighting Privatisation

THE Electricity Employees Federation of India (EEFI), in a statement issued on October 7, has conveyed warm greetings to all the participants and constituent organisations of Vidyut Karmachari Sanjukta Sangharsha Samity (VKSSS), UP, for their heroic struggle to oppose the move of Uttar Pradesh government to privatise electricity distribution. Lauding the efforts of VKSSS, it said that the unity of the electricity employees made them victorious and that they have set an example before the working class of our country.

Attempts to Enslave Workers Shall Not Pass: Working Class Warns Modi Led BJP Govt

THE joint platform of central trade unions and independent industrial federations called for countrywide protests on September 23, 2020. This was on the immediate lockdown related demands of workers and toiling people, opposing the labour codes that curtail the existing rights and benefits of the workers and also the privatisation drive of the BJP led government.

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