Workers’ struggles in the Auto Industry

Throughout the auto and auto components industry, the capitalists have ensured that workers are kept divided on the basis of whether they are regular workers or contract workers. For the same work, contract workers are paid much less than the regular workers. They do not have any social security benefits. The capitalist owners, together with the labour department of the government, ensure that contract workers are not allowed to organise themselves into unions. Neither are they allowed to join the unions of regular workers as members.

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Present Situation and the Way Forward

The most positive development in our country in recent times is the growing unity of workers and peasants against the capitalist program of globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation.  The way forward is to defend and further strengthen this unity, without being diverted by the electoral rivalry among bourgeois parties.

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Third meeting on “Crisis of Agriculture and its solution”

“Food is an essential requirement of society, so those who produce food must be assured of a secure livelihood. But if large sections of the society are under-fed and those who produce food are driven to suicide due to lack of a secure livelihood, then that is a definite sign of the crisis.” With these opening remarks, Birju Nayak, secretary of Mazdoor Ekta Committee began his address to the third meeting on ‘Crisis of Agriculture and its solution’ organised by Mazdoor Ekta Committee (MEC) on October 20.

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