Working Class

Defeat BJP! Continue the Fight for Alternative Policies!

FOR the first time after independence, the central trade unions and independent industrial federations in the country joined together to adopt a ‘Workers’ Charter’ and demanded that these demands be included in the election manifestoes of the political parties. The ‘Workers’ Charter’ was unanimously adopted in the joint national convention of workers held in New Delhi on March 5, 2019.

Delhi Rally Of Anganwadi Workers And Helpers

Forty Lakh Signatures Collected against Scanty Budget for ICDS
HUNDREDS of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers from all over the country under the leadership of All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers (AIFAWH), marched to the parliament on February 25 protesting against the inadequate budget allocation for implementation of increased remuneration, and against the introduction of direct cash transfer in the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).

Make ‘Delhi Chalo’ Programme from Nov 9-11 a Grand Success: CWFI

THE Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI) has given a call to make the November 9-11‘Delhi Chalo’ programme of central trade unions and federations a grand success and ensure maximum participation of construction workers in it.  

The CWFI all India working committee, at its 60th meeting held in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh on August 29-30, also decided to take up the issues of ban on sand and black stone mining, and disbursal of construction workers’ welfare fund. The meeting was presided over by CWFI president R Singaravelu, Malathi Chittibabu and N Veeraswamy.

CITU Working Committee Meeting, Shimla: Fight Anti National Policies of BJP Government Extend Solidarity to Farmers’ Struggles

THE working committee of CITU which met in Shimla from July 14-16 has called upon the working class of the country to intensify struggles against the anti-people anti- national policies of the BJP led government. It also extended full support and solidarity to the struggles of the farmers in various parts of the country and called upon its committees at all levels to actively support their struggles in all possible forms.

GST, the Biggest Neoliberal Push

THE Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime began on July 1, 2017. Thousands of columns in newspapers were filled with news on the “great virtues” of the GST and advertisements by governments and corporates. And, to take credit for it, there is a public debate between former union finance minister P Chidambaram and the incumbent Arun Jaitley as to who fathered the GST; was it UPA or NDA?

SBI Sets a Bad Precedent

STATE Bank of India (SBI), the largest public sector bank in india and the largest bank in the world with regard to network, has set a bad precedent last week by announcing a steep hike in service charges on various categories and introducing certain new service charges.

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