WORKING CLASS

Demonstration In Solidarity With Pricol Workers Struggle

AICCTU and AISA held a demonstration at Bangalore in solidarity with workers of Pricol in Coimbatore. Hundreds of workers and students gathered at Town Hall demanding release of 8 imprisoned workers. Com. Shankar recollected that this is a first ever conviction

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Struggle against Workers’ Retrenchment

Samvas Sadan Samiti Karamchari Sangh (Gaya) affiliated to AICCTU is carrying on a struggle for the reinstatement of workers who have been illegally removed from their jobs after having worked for 15-20 years. Samvas Sadan Samiti has been constituted for

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Sand Workers Oppose Privatisation of River Bank, Rally To Demand Work

Thousands of rural sand workers took out a rally on 8 January 2016 in Dadi block of Hazaribagh district. They were raising slogans: ‘Give the sand bank royalty to the land owners’; ‘Give work for every worker’; ‘End willful royalty from sand

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Delhi’s Striking Workers’ Demands Must be Fulfilled Immediately

CPI(ML) Delhi State Committee condemned strongly the current impasse between Govt of Delhi and three Municipal Corporations on the issue of payment of salaries of employees especially of sanitation workers. It is to be noted that the Commissioners of

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AICCTU Dharna in Kanpur

As part of the state-wide protests against the growing number of incidents of flouting labour laws in Uttar Pradesh, AICCTU organized a one-day dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Labour Commissioner in Kanpur. Addressing the dharna, AICCTU

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CPI (ML) activists protest demanding arrest of notorious tea tycoon G.P. Goenka

The closure and non-functioning of tea gardens owned by notorious tea tycoon G.P. Goenka had claimed nearly 360 lives by the end of 2015. The 16 non-functioning tea gardens were once a source of livelihood for nearly 29,680 permanent workers who worked there

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Free the PRICOL Eight ! Fight the Double Life Imprisonment for Eight Trade Union Activists !

Pricol 8 Solidarity Campaign Eight leading activists of Kovai Maavatta Pricol Thozhilalargal Otrumai Sangam (Comrades Gunabalan, Manivannan, Rajendran, Ramamurthy, Sampathkumar, Saravanakumar, Sivakumar, and Velmurugan) have recently been sentenced to double life imprisonment by a Coimbatore trial court in connection with the

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Free the PRICOL Eight !

Fight the Double Life Imprisonment for Trade Union Activists ! Eight workers: sentenced to two lifetimes in jail – for the ‘crime’ of fighting for workers’ rights. Eight leading activists of the Kovai Maavatta Pricol Thozhilalargal Otrumai Sangam - Comrades Gunabalan, Manivannan,

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One-day Strike in Bokaro Steel Plant

On 3 December 2015, a successful one-day strike was observed in the Bokaro steel plant. Nearly 3000 workers participated in the strike. Since several days an intense brainstorming had been happening among the workers. Nowadays, in SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited) a

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CPI(ML)’s Initiative to Bring Back the Indian Workers Stuck in Malaysia

Several workers who are inhabitants of villages under Bagodar in Jharkhand have been stuck in Malaysia and the Malaysian authorities are creating roadblocks for their return, even denying the workers food and shelter for wanting to return to their Country.

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Pricol workers of Coimbatore Fast For Bonus

The management of Pricol announced 8.33% Bonus unilaterally to workers without even talking to the recognised AICCTU union. Even last year it has dispersed the bonus of 35.34%. Angered by the move of the management hundreds  of workers went on a day

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Demonstration against the Death of Two Workers by Asphyxiation

Two contract labours of Madurai Corporation died due to asphyxiation when forced to enter into underground drainage. They had not been provided with any protective equipment by the contractor and corporation officials. The Workers’ right movement affiliated to AICCTU unit

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