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Workers at PepsiCo Argentina defend their rights militantly

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 17:58

Demonstration in Buenos Aires in support of Pepsico workersWomen workers at PepsiCo in Argentina have been organizing militant protests against retrenchment, long hours of work in harsh working conditions. The protests began in June this year. They arrived at work June 20 to find a note on the door saying that the plant would be relocated and that workers were out of a job.

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Vivo India Pvt. Ltd. – A typical case of the “Make in India” initiative

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 15:02

Vivo India Pvt. Ltd hit the headlines as a case of “labour unrest” following clashes in the factory premises at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on July 25, 2017. As always, the monopoly capitalist controlled media distorted the events. The workers of Vivo were blamed for bringing a “bad name” for India and creating problems for the “Make in India” initiative of the ruling bourgeois class.

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Mizoram workers demand implementation of minimum wages

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 03/04/2011 - 21:49

The National Trade Union of Mizoram (NTUM) has launched a struggle demanding that the government immediately implement the recommendations of the Wage Board on Minimum Wages. The struggle has won the support of workers in different sectors and departments of the government.

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Solution lies in changing the system, not merely the party in power!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 21/03/2011 - 12:48

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 20th March, 2011

Comrades!

Elections to the Tamil Nadu state assembly will take place at a time when the credibility crisis of the political system in our country is extremely acute.  The majority of people are fed up with parties that rule in the name of the people, while working to enrich the biggest capitalists and themselves.  They are disgusted with the Parliament which is filled with the leaders of such self-serving parties. 

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Striking workers in Cochin port win pay hike

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 16/12/2010 - 15:30

Workers of Cochin Port went on strike on 30 November, 2010 for five days. The employees of the India Gateway Terminal in Cochin, owned by DP World, were demanding an increase in wages. The strike action paralysed the transportation of containers to and from the terminal, impacting Christmas and New Year shipments.  One container ship was diverted to New Mangalore Port as a result of the action.

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Power loom workers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/10/2010 - 14:30

Workers of over 30 power loom factories in Ludhiana's Gaushala, Kashmir Nagar, Madhopuri and other areas are on strike from 16th September 2010 under the leadership of the Karkhana Mazdoor Union (KMU). The workers have revolted against their pathetic living conditions, total absence of labour laws, and callous attitude of the factory owners. This struggle follows in the wake of successful struggles of workers of 42 power loom factories in Shaktinagar and the Jindal Textiles factory.

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Massive protests in France

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 16/09/2010 - 22:30

Workers in France launched a week-long series of protests from Sep 4, 2010 to protest against the plans of the French government to carry out “reforms” of the pension system which would mean that the working people would have to work for a larger number of years in order to be able to claim pension benefits. These protests took place against the background of the plans of the French government to push the burden of the economic crisis on the backs of the working people while continuing to provide massive subsidies to the big corporations and tax breaks to the rich. 

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South African – auto workers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/09/2010 - 09:30
Auto workers began strike action in the second week of August 2010 demanding 15 percent pay rise, six months maternity leave and a housing allowance. Around 30,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) working for large car manufacturers such as General Motors, Ford and BMW participated in the action.
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France – port workers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/09/2010 - 09:30

Workers at the Fos and Lavera oil terminals at the port of Marseilles, France, held a 24-hour strike on August 20, 2010  Loading, discharging and berthing / unberthing were all severely affected during the industrial action.

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Support the Just Demands of the All India Loco Running Staff of the Indian Railways!: All for One and One for All!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/09/2010 - 09:30

A copy of the statement jointly brought out by Lok Raj Sangathan (Maharashtra Committee) and Kamgar Ekta Chalwal on the just demands of the All India Loco Running Staff Association has been received by Mazdoor Ekta Lehar. The statement is call to the working class of the whole country to unite and we are reproducing it below for our readers.

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Attack on nurses in Ahmedabad

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/09/2010 - 09:30

Nearly 200 nurses were arrested in Ahmedabad on August 11, 2010, for agitating for their rights. The nurses of UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center at Civil Hospital were protesting the suspension order issued to three of their colleagues for forming a union.

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Whose Games are these?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 16/08/2010 - 22:30

Imagine the US turning Washington DC into a large and dusty excavation site to greet the world as hosts of the international championships in kabaddi. Or picture China spending ten times its total sports budget on conducting a rugby championship, one of the few games the Chinese have not yet shown interest in.

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Making the people pay

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 16/08/2010 - 21:30

Several new taxes were introduced in the state budget (March 2010) and again in May that have imposed a heavy burden on the working people. Noting the increase in expenditure on projects and schemes related to the CWG, the Delhi Minister for Finance, Dr.Walia said, "Our revenue collection through taxes has not been adequate due to recession. Therefore, it has become essential to look for measures to generate additional revenue to sustain development."

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British Prime Minister's visit to India: Condemn the waste of people's monies to bolster the British Arms Industry!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 16/08/2010 - 20:30

The British Prime Minister David Cameron came to our country in July to forge a "special relationship" between the rulers of the two countries.

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In support of Bharat Bandh

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 16/08/2010 - 19:30

Dear Sir, I am writing to support the call given in the article of the July 16-31, 2010 issue of PV entitled "The people of India are demanding - "take measures to control prices, or quit!"''. I would also like to join the CGPI in extending its congratulations to the people of India for carrying out the successful Bharat Bandh on July 5, 2010. 

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Britain's top brands thrive on Indian sweatshop labour

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 16/08/2010 - 18:30

Following international protests against the savage working conditions of garment workers in the export sector in India, Britain's best-known high street stores -- Gap, Next and Marks and Spencer -- have been forced to inquire into abuse of working regulations at their Indian suppliers, which have resulted in children as young as six being left alone while their parents work in outlets in Delhi and in the satellite township of Gurgaon on its outskirts.

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Tata Memorial Hospital staff win the right to fight for their rights

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 16/08/2010 - 16:30

Employees at Tata Memorial Centre, the country’s premier facility for treatment of cancer, can now agitate against unfair labour practices legally and put up their grievances before the local labour commissioner. On August 9, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that they are governed by the state labour laws.

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Japan : Rally to protest anti-union activities of shipping company

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 16/08/2010 - 12:30

Dockers and seafarers gathered outside the head office of a Japanese shipping company Dowa Lines in July 2010 against the firm’s anti-union actions. They demanded that the company sign agreements of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) for its fleet of 24 vessels.

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Independence without social revolution has only benefited the capitalist minority

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 01/08/2010 - 16:27

Sixty three years ago, on 15th August, India declared its formal independence from British colonial rule. The masses of people, who had fought and sacrificed to throw out the British colonisers, hoped that this independence would bring an end to the colonial and imperialist plunder of our land, labour and natural resources.

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Law Minister reveals government's intent

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 17/07/2010 - 04:30

According to news reports (TOI July 1, 2010), Law Minister Veerappa Moily is proposing to enact a law that Public Interest Litigations aimed at stopping "developmental projects" on environmental grounds would have to pay the cost of delay of projects, when their PIL's get rejected. This proposal is a key aspect of the new National Litigation Policy.

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Plantation workers fight for wage increase

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 16/07/2010 - 14:30

Rubber plantation workers in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu, went on an indefinite strike from July 1, 2010, in support of their demand for wage increase. Workers working on private rubber plantations are presently being paid Rs.155/day. The last agreement between workers and the owners was made three years ago and ended on June 30, 2010.

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Meeting with Shri Anand Prakash, Joint Secretary of Air India Corporation Employees Union

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 16/06/2010 - 18:30

On the morning of 28th May, when the correspondent of the Mazdoor Ekta Lehar went to the Air India Corporation Employees Union office located at the Indira Gandhi Air India terminal (Domestic), he found the door sealed with three locks. The employees who were around were so terrorized by the Management that they refused to divulge the whereabouts of the Union officials. After some time, the Joint Secretary of the Union, Shri Anand Prakash sent someone to fetch us and our correspondent was able to talk to him.

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UPA Government and the Working Class: Attacking workers in the name of “aam aadmi”

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 16/06/2010 - 17:30

The UPA Government headed by Manmohan Singh has completed the first year of its second term in office. Workers must make a sober assessment of this regime which is attacking workers and their rights in the name of the “aam admi”.  This fortnight, Mazdoor Ekta Lehar  looks at the UPA Government in relation to the conditions, aspirations and demands of the working class.

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Operation Blue Star

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 16/06/2010 - 11:30

Sir,Operation Blue Star was the opening of the flood gates to a massive onslaught that would be launched against Sikhs in the coming months and years, which would tear asunder the struggles of the peasantry and the common working people. The use of massive violence then paved the path to the dovetailing of the people of India into the agenda of the bourgeoisie.

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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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A significant contribution

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/02/2010 - 12:30

Sir,
The statement of the CC of the CGPI dated January 10, 2010 entitled `Too long have we suffered this colonial style Republic! Working class must reconstitute the Indian Union! ' is an important contribution in the highest tradition of Marxism-Leninism.

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Too long have we suffered this colonial style Republic! Working class must reconstitute the Indian Union! Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, January 10, 2010

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 16/01/2010 - 21:30

Sixty years ago, on 26th January, 1950, the Republic of the Indian Union was established. A Constitution was adopted by the leaders of the Congress Party who sat in the Constituent Assembly.

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Almond processing workers strike for their rights

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 16/01/2010 - 16:30

The huge almond processing industry of Delhi witnessed a major strike of workers which began on December 15, 2009. Karawal Nagar, where the thousands of subcontract workers live and work, was witness to mass protests and rallies of workers, including women workers, braving the terror of the contractors as well as the terror of the police.

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Jute Workers strike struggle

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 16/01/2010 - 13:30

2.5 lakh Jute workers of West Bengal went on indefinite strike on 14th December, 2009 demanding implementation of previous tripartitite agreements with the owners and the government, as well as payment of Dearness Allowance in context of rising prices.

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Construction workers strike work all across the country

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 16/01/2010 - 11:30

More than 7 lakh construction workers struck work as part of an All-India strike on December 8, 2009. The strike was observed in175 districts of 19 states and in more than 50 big construction projects. The strike was called by the Construction Workers Federation of India(CWFI).

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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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