WORKING CLASS

6th National Congress of Confederation of Nepalese Professionals

The 6th National Congress of Confederation of Nepalese Professionals (CONEP) was held from 17-19 June 2016 in Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi, Kathmandu. The congress began on 17 June with a colourful procession which was led CONEP leaders along with invited international guests.

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Health Workers Launch Struggle

(Recently, health workers across the country united to form the All India Health Employees and Workers Confederation, and have launched a spirited struggle to defend the public health sector against privatisation and contractualisation. Chandan Negi interviewed Comrade Ramkishan, seasoned leader

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ILC: Defending Workers During Meltdown or Countdown for Elections?

[Address by Swapan Mukherjee, General Secretary of All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) in the inaugural session of the 42nd Session of Indian Labour Conference (ILC). – Ed/-] In his speech at the inaugural session, we have just

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AICCTU convention in Rudrapur

AICCTU organized a convention at Rudrapur (Uttarakhand) on 26 June against the State government’s repressive anti-worker stance and the undeclared labour policy of the Uttarakhand government (no labour laws, no unions, no democratic rights, no adherence to the minimum wages

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Workers Pay with their Lives for Shining Delhi

In the race to have ‘Shining’ Delhi in time for the Commonwealth Games 2010, Congress-led Governments in Delhi and at the Centre are riding rough-shod over workers’ rights and safety regulations – and workers are paying with their lives. Following the collapse

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Save Democracy Rally in Sitapur

Addressing a huge ‘Save Democracy’ rally on 17 June at Hargaon in Sitapur district, UP, CPI (ML) General Secretary Com. Dipankar Bhattacharya hailed people's resistance to the Modi Government's offensive on all sections of society. Comrade Dipankar asked how Modi can

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‘Jugad’ Drivers Protest in Bhagalpur

Hundreds of jugad drivers under the banner of the Jugad Gadi Chalak Sangh (affiliated to AICCTU) staged a dharna protest in front of the district officer on 1 June 2016 to protest against the ban imposed on the plying of jugad (locally

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PRICOL Workers’ Struggle: Hard-won Victory

For the past two years in Coimbatore, workers of PRICOL, a leading auto components manufacturing factory supplying components to most leading auto majors, have been engaged in a protracted struggle against violation of labour laws by the management. Finally at

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AICCTU’s Nationwide Campaign

The Nationwide campaign undertaken by AICCTU was flagged off on 9 August in most states. Some of highlights of the campaign until we go to press (21 August) are below. In Bihar the AICCTU and Bihar State Non-Gazetted Employees Confederation (Gope faction)

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Workers’ Campaign : Against UPA Government’s Betrayal of ‘Aam Admi’

(Excerpts from a Campaign folder issued by AICCTU for its All-India Campaign, 9-31 August 2009. AICCTU launched the campaign against the UPA Government’s anti-worker agenda from August 9, Quit India Day.) The UPA Government led by the Congress has taken its

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Labour Migration

The World Bank’s logic that the informal sector “is a safety net” is not only structured on laboured arguments but seems mischievously interpreted too. Prof Jan Breman, noted comparative sociologist who worked extensively among unorganized and migrant workers in

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Impact of Agrarian Crisis on Peasant Women

The havoc caused by capitalist-intensive agriculture in a deeply traditional and feudal society is borne out in the daily lives of women, dalits, children, youth and the elderly. Each peasant suicide in Punjab is an indicator of the plight of

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