Massive rally in Karnataka

Thousands of workers of Karnataka from the "unorganised sector" of the economy — those not covered by the labour laws staged a protest march in Bangalore on November 24, 2010.

Denouncing the practice of contract labour, the workers demanded a hike in minimum wages, ration cards to all workers, and rice at Rs 2 a Kg to every family. 

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Port and Dock workers in struggle

Starting 22 November, Seafarers and Dockworkers Unions in India and Sri Lanka carried out a week long industrial action against ‘Flags of Convenience’ (FOC) shipping. Activists at all major ports in India and Sri Lanka launched investigations of ships, crew contracts, and working and living conditions on board FOC ships.

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Neyveli strike ends

 A six week strike by contract workers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation(NLC) in Tamilnadu ended on October 27, 2010. Nearly 13,000 contract workers were participating in the strike at this state owned coal and electricity generation company.

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Victory for Rajasthan NREGS workers’ demand

The NREGA workers of Rajasthan, who have been carrying on a dharna at jaipur’s city circle since October 2, 2010 have finally achieved victory. The State government agreed to their demands in writing. This includes linking the MGNREGS wage rate with the state’s minimum wage rate, which in turn will be linked to the consumer price index (CPI).

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Hundreds protest Obama visit to Mumbai

On 6th November at 5.00 pm  hundreds of activists from various organisations  gathered outside Churchgate Station to protest the visit of U.S  President Barrack Obama to Mumbai. Activists belonging to Communist Ghadar Party of India, Lok Raj Sangathan, CPI, CPM, SUCI, CPI(ML) Liberation, CPI(ML)Red Flag, Bharat Jhodo Andolan and many others participated.

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Prasar Bharati workers plan indefinite strike

38, 000 workers of Doordarshan Kendra and All India Radio all across the country went on a 48 hour strike from November 23 morning, seriously crippling the services of these two government broadcasting institutions.

Faced with the government’s adamant refusal to discuss their demands, the unions have announced plans of stepped up struggle.

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