WORKING CLASS

Left Agrarian Labour Organizations’ Joint Protest in Haryana

Various agricultural labour organizations affiliated to the Left jointly organized a public meeting on 1 September 2015 at Karnal in Haryana, in front of the mini secretariat. This day was observed as ‘Demand Day’ by Left organizations, to protest against the anti-agriculture

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Midday Meal Workers Protest in Front of the Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha

On 25 August, over 15,000 midday meal workers employed by various government schools in Jharkhand protested in front of the Vidhan Sabha in Ranchi, demanding action on a 36-point charter of demands. The main demands are: Rs 233 per day minimum wage for

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All India Workers’ Strike against Modi Raj and Its Anti-Worker, Anti-People Policies

Workers across the country responded to the call of 10 central trade unions including AICCTU, as well as several workers’ welfare associations and organized the first All India strike in the Modi regime for a 12 point charter of demands and against

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AICCTU March to Secretariat in Delhi against Kejriwal’s Betrayal of Promises

AICCTU organized a march from Rajghat to the Secretariat in Delhi on 19 August to protest against the betrayal of promises made by the Kejriwal government to workers. Hundreds of workers from DTC, health sector, and unorganized sectors participated in the

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Construction Workers’ Protest at District Labour Offices in Bihar

As decided by the State Committee of the Bihar State Construction Workers’ Union, a 10 point charter of demands was sent to the Labour Minister through a dharna by construction workers in front of district labour offices on 27 July 2015. The following

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Bihar Rasoiya Sangh Plays Significant Role in 3 Day Strike By Contractual-Honorarium Workers

A concerted struggle has been on for the past 7 months under the banner of Bihar Rajya Vidyalaya Rasoiya Sangh for a 17 point charter of demands including the declaration of rasoiyas as govt employees, Rs 15,000 per month honorarium, and guarantee of

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Voices from the Midday Meal Workers’ Struggles

The midday meal workers in Bihar went on a three day long hunger strike from 8th to 10th July 2015 demanding regularization, a monthly honorarium of at least Rs.15000/- besides other necessary provisions that they should be entitled to. The

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AICCTU State Conference in Puducherry

The 7th AICCTU state conference of Puducherry (UT)  was held on 5 July 2015 at Puducherry. The conference started with a massive worker-peasant solidarity rally. The rally was led by Com. S. Balasubramanian, state president AICCTU and Com. P. Murugan, state secretary

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Chetavani Rally by Asha Workers in Bhind

A Chetavani or a warning rally was organized on 4 July 2015 under the banner of ASHA Karmachari Sangathan, Bhind (affiliated to AICCTU) in Bhind town. The rally started from the Krishi Upaj Mandi Samiti gate and progressed through the main roads

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Midday Meal Workers in Bihar Organize 3 Day Hunger Strike

There are about 2,28,000 workers, mostly women who are engaged in preparing midday meals in government schools in Bihar. Earlier, in March, mobilized by CPI (ML), they had submitted a memo to the Chief Minister demanding government employee status and 15,000 per

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Rally in Chhattisgarh to remember the 17 workers killed by police firing in 1991

A rally was organized by Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha (CMM) on 1 July 2015 in the memory of 17 workers who were brutally killed in police firing in 1991. Prior to the rally and public meeting, the photos of the workers were garlanded in Bhilai

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Bihar ASHA Worker’s Strike Ends After Receiving Assurances on Major Demands

The ASHA workers union in Bihar (Gope group) had started a state wide strike on 21 June 2015. Though the ASHA workers form the backbone of the various health care programmes in India, there has been no attempt by the governments to

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