13 believed dead in Meghalaya

Occupational Health, Safety and Working Conditions Code Bill, 2019

13 believed dead in Meghalaya

The Union Labour Minister tabled the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill in Parliament on July 23, 2019.

This is one of the four so called Labour Codes that the big bourgeoisie wanted the NDA government to implement during its first term. It failed at that time, due to resolute opposition from the working class. Having organized to bring the BJP back to power with an even bigger majority, the bourgeoisie is pushing for speedy passing of these four anti working class legislations by parliament, in order to ensure “ease of doing business”.

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Enactment of Three Labour Codes:

Condemn the Blatant Attacks on the Rights of Workers

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 25 September, 2020

Three laws, called Labour Codes on Industrial Disputes, Occupational Safety and Social Security, were all passed by the Lok Sabha on 22nd and by the Rajya Sabha on 23rd September, the concluding day of the monsoon session.  They were passed without any debate and without heeding the voices of crores of workers who were protesting against these proposed laws all over the country.  The Labour Code on Wages had been enacted in 2019.

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Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Act, 2020:

Rules are biased against workers

On 19th November 2020, the government notified the Rules for the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Act, 2020 for implementing the law. The Rules have ignored the provisions of the labour codes that were even a little favourable to the workers; at the same time, it has introduced anti-worker provisions that will further deny workers their hard won rights.

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Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 12th September, 2019

Unite to defeat the anti-social and anti-national program of privatisation and liberalisation!

An attack on one is an attack on all!

The central trade unions and the federations of workers in different sectors have issued a call for a National Workers’ Convention to be held in New Delhi on 30th September, 2019. To be held on Parliament Street, this convention is aimed at charting the future course of action of the working class.

The Communist Ghadar Party of India calls on all organisations of the working class in all sectors of the economy to participate actively in this convention and contribute to charting the course of action for the working class.

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On the occasion of Independence Day, 2019: For real independence, India needs to break with the imperialist system!

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 13th August, 2019

August 15th this year will mark 72 years since the declaration of India’s independence from colonial rule. It is an occasion to sum up what has been achieved and what has not over these seven decades. Such a summing up is essential for charting the way forward to an India in which prosperity and protection are guaranteed for all members of society.

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Dharna on Sansad

Country-wide militant protests against the anti-working class Bills

Dharna on SansadOn 2nd August, lakhs of workers country-wide under the leadership of the Joint trade unions demonstrated their opposition to the Codes replacing labour laws. The trade unions organised jointly to take out a demonstration from Bank of Baroda in Parliament Street toward the Parliament in the capital city of Delhi. The police stopped the demonstrators at the junction of Jaisingh Marg and Jantar Mantar even as they proceeded towards Parliament. The protestors held a meeting right there.

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All-India protest actions against anti working class bills

On July 23, the Union Labour Minister tabled two bills relating to the working class in parliament. These are the Code on Wages Bill 2019 and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill 2019. If parliament passes these bills, they will replace 17 existing labour laws relating to wages and working conditions.

In response to the tabling of these bills, ten Central Trade Unions have called for All India Protest actions on August 2, 2019.

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