WORKING CLASS

Is the Right to Protest Reserved for Kejriwal Alone, Not for Aam Workers? DTC Workers’ Protests and Ensuing Crackdown

Delhi witnesses a series of protests by DTC workers on a variety of issues in the year 2015. The most recent one was a spontaneous flash strike following the brutal murder of a DTC driver of the Rohini Depot. The DTC

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AICCTU’s 9th National Conference Held in Patna

All India Central Council of Trade Unions’ (AICCTU’s) 9th National Conference was held in Patna on 4-6 May 2015. The conference began with a “workers’ and farmers’ rights” march from Gandhi Maidan culminating in a massive public meeting in which

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Workers’ Protests in Bangalore

Thousands of workers participated in a demonstration by AICCTU and BBMP Guttige Poura Karmikara Singha against the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), demanding implementation of minimum wages, arrears since April 2013 and prompt payment of wages on the 10th of every

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Workshop for women workers at Haldwani

AICCTU organized a State-level workshop for women workers on 7 December 2014 at Haldwani in Uttarakhand. Inaugurating the workshop, AIPWA National Secretary Kavita Krishnan said that Prime Minister Modi’s “Shrameva Jayate” in reality translates into “no respect, no identity for work ”

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AICCTU Rally in Kolkata Rejects Modimix of Labour Reforms and Communalism

On 8 December, just two days after the Babri Masjid demolition day, workers from various sectors such as tea gardens, jute, construction, hosiery, power, coliery, defence, railways and transport along with mid-day meal, ASHA, anganwadi and beedi workers, street vendors, domestic

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Workers’ All India Protest Day Observed on 5 December

On the call of 11 Central Trade Unions, massive protest demonstrations, rallies and dharnas were held by workers across the country on the All India Protest Day on 5 December 2014, against anti-worker amendments in labour laws, further enhancing of disinvestment of PSUs

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Jute workers’ strike in Kolkata

Thousands of jute workers from all over West Bengal gathered at Rani Rashmoni Road, Kolkata on 26 November after organizing a successful strike that shut down operations of the entire industry across the state. The strike call was given by 20 operating

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AICCTU – HAL Contract Workers Struggle Charter!

Thousands of contract workers of HAL assembled on 20 Nov. 2014 to elect their new office-bearers and to submit their Charter of Demands (C0D) to the HAL Management. Casual and Contract Workers' Association of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bangalore, affiliated

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Working Women’s Workshop in West Bengal

Close on the heels of the working women's workshop held successfully in Hooghly on 9 November, a state level workshop was held jointly by AICCTU and AIPWA on Nov. 16 in Kolkata. This workshop was also aimed at concretizing women workers' specific

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Historic Strike by West Bengal Tea Garden Workers

On 11-12 November, tea garden workers in West Bengal registered a militant protest demanding minimum wages and other workers’ rights. They held a 48-hours strike in the entire tea sector of North Bengal, and a 12-hour general strike in three

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State-wide Agitation by Uttarakhand ASHA Workers’ Union

Uttarakhand Asha Health Workers’ Union affiliated to AICCTU organized a state-wide agitation against the repeated betrayals of the Uttarakhand government and demanding rights for the Asha workers in the State. Even though Asha workers are the backbone of the health

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West Bengal Tea Garden Workers on Strike

On 11 November, tea garden workers in West Bengal registered a militant protest demanding minimum wages and other workers’ rights. It is a well-known fact that tea garden workers in Bengal, who produce tea which is enjoyed across the world, work

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