Working Class Issues

Workers Rally: 2023 will be a Year of Struggles

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×NATIONAL College Grounds in Bangalore was painted red on January 22 with the public rally concluding the 17th All India Conference of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU). Workers wearing CITU red caps and holding red flags thronged the venue from the afternoon.Tapan Sen, general secretary of CITU addressing the rally of over 20,000 workers, declared that the year 2023 would be a year of struggles.

AIFAWH Conference Resolves to Take Struggles to New Heights

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×THE tenth national conference of the three-decade old All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers (AIFAWH) was held from December 6-9, 2022 at the historic city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu.Reviewing the experiences of the struggles held in the last three years against the pandemic, malnutrition and hunger as well as the unprecedented struggles against the anti-ICDS policies of the governments in various states, the

AIFAWH PROTESTS ON CHILDREN’S DAY, NOV 14: ‘No More Bhajans; We Want Food and Infrastructure’

THOUSANDS of anganwadi workers and helpers protested throughout the country on Children’s Day, November 14, 2022 demanding food, infrastructure and integrated child development.Due to continuous cuts in budget allocations and unprecedented price rise in the last couple of years, the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme has been severely affected. Food supply to anganwadi centres has been reduced by upto 30-40 per cent in many states including Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar.

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.

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. The BMS affiliated BTEU came third with 1,635 (5.19 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.The all-India coordination committee of ASHA workers was formed in 2009, at the initiative of CITU.

Towards the Foundation Conference of ASHA Workers Federation

THE crucial role played by around one million ASHA workers to maintain the public health system in our country became part of the mainstream discussions only during the deadly Covid-19 Pandemic. In 2022, the World Health Organisation announced the ‘Global Health Leader’ award to ASHA workers for their service to the nation during the pandemic.ASHA stands for Accredited Social Health Activist and there are nearly 10 lakhs of them, working under the NHM (National Health Mission).


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