WORKING CLASS

CPI(ML) and AICCTU May Day Events

May Day saw gatherings all over India protesting the attacks on workers’ rights and the open and covert erosion of labour laws by the Modi Government. In Delhi, workers and students charged with ‘sedition’ showed solidarity with each other. Jawaharlal

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National Trade Unions’ Convention in Delhi : General Strike on 2 September 2016 Announced

A national convention of workers was held on 30 March 2016, at the Mavlankar Hall in New Delhi, under the joint banners of the country’s central trade unions. The convention issued a declaration calling for a countrywide general strike on 2 September 2016

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PRICOL Struggle continues

Pricol workers—and workers across the country in solidarity with them—are struggling to free the 8 Pricol comrades who have been sentenced to double life imprisonment through a well-calculated conspiratorial judgement in order to control and threaten workers’ unions. Meanwhile

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For a Powerful Proletarian Intervention

In the Campaign against Corruption (Highlights of the speech delivered by Arindam Sen at a seminar organized by the Assam Provincial Bank Employees’ Association (APBEA) in Guwahati on May 6, 2011) The struggle for a strong, effective Lok Pal legislation has achieved

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Fresh Assault on Workers’ Rights

Workers’ hard-won rights and labour laws to rein in exploitative employers are today facing attack after attack by neoliberal governments in India. One such attack on the anvil is the UPA Government’s Draft National Manufacturing Policy, which plans to

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International Labour Conference

This is a brief report by Rajiv Dimri on the recently concluded 100th International Labour Conference. The International Labour Conference of ILO held its 100th session from 1-17 June 2011 at its headquarter, Geneva, Switzerland. All India Central Council of Trade

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Working Class Is Awakening the World Over

Rajiv Dimri interviewed George Mavrikos, General Secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions – WFTU, at the ILC. Greece is witnessing a major upsurge at the present time. Can you tell us more about these movements of the Greek working

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Maruti Workers’ Strike

The 13-day strike of workers at the Maruti Suzuki factory at Manesar (Gurgaon) finally concluded with a significant victory of the workers this June. The management was forced to reinstate the 11 workers who had been sacked for agitating for the

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At the Confluence of Workers and Women’s Movement

(Arindam Sen with inputs from Comrade Rajendra Pratholi is Central Committee in-charge of Uttarakhand.) The upcoming agitations and organisations of rural health workers are powered by a new awakening of a seven lakh strong contingent of women workers who have

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Grassroots Experience of an AIPWA Activist

The seventh West Bengal State conference of AIPWA (2006) decided that to solve the long-standing problem of our very weak mass base, we should pay special attention to unorganised working women. Accordingly, I started organising the mid- day meal workers and

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Through Twists and Turns : the Story of Assam

Starting with 5 ASHAs in Tinsukia district in mid-2007, quickly followed by a district convention attended by about 300 and then a demonstration on 17 JULY before the DC office with about 400 participants, our work in Assam made a really very impressive beginning.

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A Counteroffensive Against Neoliberal Labour Policy

The impressive ASHA rally of 5th September marks the culmination of serious organising efforts which merit some attention. So in addition to a brief report of the event we bring you here a state-level story submitted by an AICCTU leader

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