WORKING CLASS

Cutting Through the Hype

(Globalisation is empowering Indian women economically and socially. Right? Wrong! Never Done and Poorly Paid: Women’s Work in Globalising India studies the world of women’s work in India and challenges many of the widely held beliefs about the

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Contract workers’ Struggle at Military Stations in Assam

The All Assam Contractor Workers’ Union affiliated to AICCTU has begun to organize contract workers of military and air force stations in the two upper Assam districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. There are more than 1500 contract workers engaged in regular

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Notes on Some Sectors of the Working Class in Tamil Nadu

[AICCTU in Tamilnadu has held a series of workshops to study the salient features of various sectors and the living conditions of workers in these sectors in preparation for a mass membership campaign. Below are excerpts from some of the

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AICCTU’s MAY DAY CALL

CHECK PRICE RISE! FOOD FOR ALL! JOBS FOR ALL ! Rights and Dignity to Workers and Toiling Peasants ! Monthly wages of Rs. 11,000 and Social Security to all unorganized workers ! The working class, the toiling masses and the poor are reeling under

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May Day 2010: Workers Fight Back

We often hear that the historic May Day has lost its lustre, that working class unity and resistance has become a thing of the past. Recent weeks have seen several working class actions that promise to prove these sceptics wrong.

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May Day 2016 : CPI (ML) and AICCTU May Day Events

May Day 2016 Some highlights of the 2016 May Day events from around the world include a massive rally by hundreds of thousands of Cubans which condemned the campaign to 'destabilize' leftist governments around Latin America. In France, May Day came in

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Spontaneous Outburst of Rail Workers at Jamalpur Workshop in Bihar

The Jamalpur Railway workshop in Bihar (Eastern Railway) witnessed an unprecedented outburst of railway workers on 4 June 2010. Never in its history of 148 years, had the workshop experienced a workers’ outburst of this magnitude. The incident took place over the death

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Air Corporation Employees’ Strike:

Air Corporation employees’ flash strike from 25th May starkly exposed the murky state of affairs in the aviation industry. Against the backdrop of the May 22 Mangalore air crash, the government, management and the media have all conspired to project the

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All India Rural Workers’ Strike

For the very first time in India, rural workers as a class organised themselves for a synchronised protest across the country on 7 July 2010. In this strike, the rural workers asserted their right for Rs 200 wage for 200 days, kerosene and ration

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Nokia Workers put DMK Government in the Dock

Karunanidhi government boasts of bringing in Nokia to Tamil Nadu, pushing back states like Haryana and Maharashtra by offering attractive packages. Nokia was the third company in mobile phones production in the world after Motorola and Sony Ericsson before coming

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Workers’ No-Confidence Motion Against UPA Govt.

The all India General Strike of September 7 called by the central Trade Unions met with an overwhelming response from the working class and the masses at large. Even sections of the media recognized it as a second ‘Bharat Bandh.’ The

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In Solidarity with the anti-POSCO Resistance Struggle in Odisha

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has chosen to clear the notorious POSCO project in Odisha – in spite of the fact that three separate committees – the Saxena Committee, the POSCO Enquiry Committee and the Forest Advisory Committee – set up at

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