Gig workers are excluded from vital benefits and protections offered by the Codes such as minimum wages, occupational safety and health benefits, and overtime pay.Continue reading
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Protests by gig workers
Delivery workers of Blinkit (owned by Zomato) went on strike on April 12 this year, over the company’s reduction in payments per delivery.Continue reading
Karnataka Elections 2023:
Illusion of Change
Monopoly capitalists use their money power and control over the media to ensure that their preferred party wins the election. Faced with widespread discontent among the working people and rising anger directed at the BJP-led government in Karnataka, the monopoly capitalists decided to back the Congress Party and organise for its victory in these elections.Continue reading
Protests in Maharashtra against Oil Refinery Project
The Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra is seething in anger against the proposed Barsu Salgaon refinery project. Entire villages are opposing the project on the grounds that it will directly and immediately impact the livelihood of thousands of local people in a brutal manner. It will rob them of their land and livelihood. The project also poses a grave danger to the environment of the Konkan region.Continue reading
Condemn the Indian state for condoning the sexual harassment of women wrestlers
Statement of Indian Workers Association (Great Britain), 15 May, 2023
The Indian state has been ignoring the complaints of the women wrestlers about their sexual harassment by the president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is also a BJP MP from UP. The wrestlers have been protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi since 23 April, demanding the removal of the WFI president from his position and his prosecution.Continue reading
Hum hain iske maalik, Hindustan hamara!
This call of the Great Ghadar of 1857 remains to be fulfilled
The people of India commemorate with great pride the 10th of May as the anniversary of the Great Ghadar against the rule of the British East India Company. On this day in 1857, soldiers of the army garrison in Meerut raised the banner of revolt against the British. They marched to Delhi and, with the backing of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the Mughal ruler, proclaimed their intention to drive out the British from India. They called on people from all communities, and across the length and breadth of the country, to join them. Hum hai iske malik, Hindustan hamara (India is ours, we are its masters) was their powerful rallying call.Continue reading
Wrestlers’ protest at Jantar Mantar wins overwhelming support
Renowned wrestlers, including Olympic medallists and Commonwealth champions, have been protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar since April 23. They have accused Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, of sexual harassment of the women wrestlers.Continue reading
Who is responsible for the violence in Manipur?
All kinds of stories are being spread through the print and electronic media and the social media as to the cause of the anarchy and violence. All of them blame the people. This is not true. People protected each other. The anarchy and violence was state organised. How else can it be that in a state under Army rule, where Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) allows the Armed Forces to kill with impunity, such large scale violence can take place?Continue reading
Salute to workers fighting for their rights around the world!
Rallies and marches organized by workers across the world on May Day
Workers around the globe took out massive rallies against the attacks by capitalists and governments on their rights. This May Day witnessed participation of lakhs of workers in many countries of the world.
May Day rallies in India:
Lakhs of workers, across the country, protest against the attacks on their rights
Report from a correspondent of Mazdoor Ekta Committee
Workers across the countryheld protests and rallies to mark International Workers’ Day on 1 May 2023.They saluted the struggle of the workers in Chicago in 1886, who fought for the right to an 8-hour work day.They opposed the multiple attacks being made on the working class in the form of privatisation, contractualisation, and anti-worker laws and policies. They demanded their right to better working conditions.