WORKING CLASS

Workshop for Working Women in Bengal

An encouraging workshop of working women was organised by AIPWA and AICCTU on 9 November at Chinsura, Hooghly. More than 100 working class women from different sectors participated, expressed their trials and tribulations and shared their experiences with others. Women workers of

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Series of Workers’ Gate Meetings held at HAL, Bangalore

Over the past couple of weeks, a series of gate meetings have been held at the Hindustan Aeronautics Factory (HAL) in Bangalore. These ‘Gate meetings’ have been planned as a means of greater democratization of the decision-making processes within the

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Mangala Apparels Workers’ Struggles in Delhi Continue

Since July 2014, workers of the Mangala Apparels factory located in the SMA industrial estate in Jahangirpuri, Delhi have been waging an organized struggle against violation of their legally mandated rights. The workers’ struggle began when a worker, Amar, died because

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Joint Left Workers’ Protests in Tamil Nadu

In the wake of 1 November call of 6 Left parties, the Left in Tamil Nadu organized several campaigns and protests. On 5 December, State secretaries D. Pandian, G. Ramakirshnan, Balasundaram, Rengasamy of CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML) and SUCI(C) respectively jointly

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Midday meal workers’ protests in Fatuha, Bihar

On 24 December 2014, AIPWA organized a protest of midday meal workers at the block headquarters of Fatuha in Bihar where several midday workers participated. Several demands of midday meal workers were raised including payment of the mandated Rs 15,000 per month, end

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Demonstrations against the arrest and imprisonment of NVH workers in Tamil Nadu

NVH is the South Korean auto ancillary of Hyundai, situated in the auto hub of Sriperumputhur. It employs about 150 permanent and 500 contract workers. The permanent workers formed a union under the banner of the United Labour Federation, but the Management

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Historic Strike Against Coal Ordinance

(India’s coal mine workers held a historic two-day all-India strike against central government's move of denationalization and privatization of coal industry through the Coal Ordinance. This was the first major resistance put up by organized workers in the last

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Protest Demonstrations by Workers in Bhilai

The AICCTU-affiliated Union Centre of Steel Workers organised a protest demonstration on 23 Janaury 2015, outside the service department of the Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) to highlight the residential problems such as seepage, sewerage, sanitation and maintenance. The protest demonstration was addressed

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All India Conference of Contract Workers in Bangalore

All India Conference of Contract Workers, organized by AICCTU, was held in Bangalore on 1-2 February 2015. More than 5000 contract workers from across the country participated in the conference. On the first day of the conference, workers marched from Freedom Park

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Construction Workers’ Protest in Lucknow

On 22 December 2015, nearly 300 construction workers demonstrated outside the office of Deputy Labour Commissioner under the banner of the AICCTU affiliated Construction Workers’ Union, to protest against the obstacles being posed in the registration and delivery of benefits to the workers

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Mid Day Meal Workers Struggles in Bihar

In the workshop organized by the party in Muzaffarpur on 21-22 September 2014, it was decided to intensify and speedup the process of uniting the mid-day meal workers in Bihar. Since of the 1, 86,000 mid day meal workers, nearly 1, 25,000 of them are

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Protest Demonstration for Reinstatement of Contractual Workers Laid off in Chhattisgarh

A protest demonstration was held by Centre of Steel Workers on 24 February 2015 in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh to demand immediate reinstatement of laid off contractual workers and raise other workers’ issues. A memorandum was submitted during the demonstration to the CEO, Bhilai

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