Privatisation

Privatisation of Air India is an anti-social act to fulfil monopoly capitalist greed

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 13:18

On 28th June, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its “in-principle” approval for a “strategic sale” of the central government’s ownership share in Air India to a private company. Finance Minister Jaitley justified the decision to privatise Air India by claiming that it is a waste of public money to keep operating this loss-making airline.

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Hundreds participate in march against privatization of health services in Britain

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 12:01

ThumbnailHundreds of people participated in a protest march against the privatization of the National Health Service (NHS). The march began at Southhall and culminated in a rally at Ealing common.

The protest rally was organized in the wake of the concerted efforts of the British government to privatize the National Health Service, and close down various public hospitals.

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Program in the service of Indian and foreign monopoly capitalists: Privatisation is anti-social and anti-national

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 19:11

The BJP-led government headed by Narendra Modi is stepping up the pace of the privatisation program. The target for sale of government shares in public companies has been raised from Rs.30,000 crores in 2015-16 to Rs.56,500 crores in 2016-17, and to Rs.72,500 crores in 2017-18. Many sectors which have so far been reserved for public ownership, including coal, defence production and railways, have been opened up to Indian and foreign private companies. Preparations are being made for outright sale of Air India and divestment of BSNL.

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Government accelerates privatization program, workers step up their opposition to it

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/06/2017 - 17:27

thumbnail-BEML workersThe Union Government has announced its clear intention to accelerate on the privatization program. The aviation and defence sector public sector enterprises are high on the list of its privatization program. State governments are withdrawing from their responsibility to ensure safe, reliable and affordable public transport system, by privatizing road transport.

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New policy satisfies capitalists' demand for big role in defence production

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/06/2017 - 16:37

A new Strategic Partnership (SP) Policy has been finalized to boost the Indian private sector's role in production of cutting-edge weapon systems, in collaboration with global armament majors through joint ventures.

The SP policy will initially open up four major segments of fighter jets, helicopters, submarines and armoured vehicles (tanks and infantry combat vehicles) for private sectors players. The government claims that the SP policy will boost its “Make in India” efforts and create jobs.

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Workers’ unions oppose privatisation of insurance companies

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 18:13

On 18th January, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, headed by Prime Minister Modi, gave “in principle” approval for listing of state-owned general insurance companies. Listing them in the stock exchange is the first step towards their privatisation. The companies concerned are: New India Assurance Company, United India Insurance, Oriental Insurance Company, National Insurance Company and the General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC).

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Patriotic Indians in Britain celebrate the Centenary of the founding of Ghadar Party

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 21:00

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar is proud to announce that Ghadar International, Indian Workers Association (Great Britain) and other progressive organisations have been organising numerous meetings and other functions throughout Britain to celebrate the centenary of the founding of Hindustan Ghadar Party.

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Steep fall in the Rupee — consequence of integration with the imperialist system

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 14:00

There has been a lot of noise in recent weeks about the external exchange value of the Rupee, which has fallen by nearly 10 percent in the last one month and nearly 20 percent since April 2013. The prices of imported goods have risen and this has had a cascading effect on prices across the spectrum of commodities.

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Out Sourcing in Railways on the Increase!

Submitted by bk on Sun, 15/09/2013 - 13:00

Interview with Comrade Y.G. Joshi (YGJ), President of National Railway Mazdoor Union(NRMU) of Central Railway

MEL Correspondent: Comrade Joshi, pl tell our readers how railways is going about privatizing its operations.

YGJ: The Railways have systematically planned to outsource a large number of its activities.

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Margaret Thatcher - An architect of the anti-social capitalist offensive against the working class

Submitted by bk on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:46

Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990, died on April 8, 2013. As Prime Minister, on behalf of Britain’s biggest monopoly capitalists, she presided over a fierce offensive against the rights of the working class and working people, which pushed up unemployment, poverty and inequality in Britain to levels not seen in decades.

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Massive rally of Gurgaon workers condemns Haryana Government's attacks on workers and their rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 02/09/2012 - 00:20

Rally in Solidarity of Maruti Suzuki Workers, 17 August 2012Mazdoor Ekta Lehar considers the March and Rally of the workers of Gurgaon in solidarity with the workers of the Maruti Suzuki Manesar plant as an extremely important act in the present conditions of savage repression of the workers of the Manesar plant. At one stroke, it showed both the embattled workers of the Manesar plant that they are not alone, that the working class of Gurgaon Manesar stand by them. At one stroke, it cut through the disinformation campaign unleashed by the state through the media against the workers of the Manesar plant. As the workers marches through the streets with their bold banners and powerful slogans of solidarity, the people of Gurgaon saw once again with their own eyes the strength of a united workers movement. They saw that the workers are not going to allow themselves to be suppressed by the campaign of repression and disinformation.

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Condemn the electricity rate hike in Delhi as an attack on people’s livelihood!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/07/2012 - 03:30

Statement of the Delhi Regional Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 10th July, 2012

On 26th June, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) announced a new tariff schedule with a 25-27% hike in the rates of electricity for the Delhi domestic consumers. In less than one year, residents of Delhi are being made to pay about 65% more for a unit of electricity, in addition to 33% higher fixed monthly charges.

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The Working Class Must Fight For the Reorientation of the Economy!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 08/11/2011 - 13:42

Statement of the Maharashtra Regional Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, November 2011

The result of the two decades of the so-called economic reform program since 1991 – the globalisation through liberalisation and privatisation program - has been highly uneven and lopsided economic growth.

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Upcoming Strike of Bank workers - 5 August 2011

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 00:00

Interview with Comrade Ramanand about the upcoming Strike of Bank workers

Following the call for an all-India strike on 5th August by the United Forum of Bank Unions (5 employees’ unions and 4 officers’ unions), correspondents of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar interviewed one of the most senior leaders of bank workers in Delhi on 13th July, 2011. Comrade Ramanand is General Secretary of the Delhi State - Bank Employees Federation and one of the leading members of All-India Bank Employees’ Association

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What is the trouble with Air India and who is the trouble-maker?

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 17/07/2011 - 03:00

In the wake of these exposures, the government is now talking of revival of Air India. On the other hand, the capitalist associations are demanding its immediate privatization. They are saying government must not inject any money in Air India as it is allegedly a waste.

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Massive rally of workers of our country

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/03/2011 - 22:30

On February 23, 2011, workers from all the states of our country, and various sectors of the economy, assembled together in the capital to march to parliament. The march to parliament was aimed at letting the government, parliament, as well as the people of the entire country know that the workers of our country, irrespective of party or union affiliation, have decided to organize unitedly for their rights. The workers affirmed that they are determined to resist the attacks on their livelihood and rights which have been unleashed by the UPA government on behalf of the capitalists.

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Working class must oppose privatization in all its forms

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 16/05/2010 - 21:00

Sir, I am writing to thank the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India for its very pointed and principled statement entitled ``Government sneaks in privatisation in the name of disinvestment: Working class must oppose privatization in all its forms.’’

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Tenth Anniversary of Modern Foods Struggle: Privatisation needs to be opposed resolutely

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 16/02/2010 - 12:30

Ten years ago, in February 2000, the workers of Modern Foods India Limited (MFIL) carried out a bold protest action in New Delhi on the opening day of Parliament. They were objecting to the sale of central government owned MFIL to the private multinational company Hindustan Lever Limited. 

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Communiqué of the 13th plenum of the Central Committee of CGPI

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 12/06/2008 - 03:34

The 13th plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India was convened in the first week of June 2008.  Reviewing the situation in the world and in India, the plenum noted that capitalism is in acute crisis and the liberalisation and privatisation program is greatly discredited.  This offers an opportunity for the working class and communist movement to make a

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PARTY DOCUMENTS

Click to Download PDFThe first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.

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These Elections are a FarceInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.

The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

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Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012

Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.

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Call to the Working ClassDefeat the program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Fight with the aim of establishing workers’ and peasants’ rule!

Call of the Central Committee, Communist Ghadar Party, 23 February, 2012

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