BEML is a PSU of strategic importance in the defence sector. It manufactures missile launchers, tank aggregates, armoured recovery vehicles (ARV) and armoured repair and recovery vehicles (ARRV), bridging systems, transportation trailers, etc. It is precisely for this reason that BEML had been placed under the Ministry of Defence. With its highly capable workers, BEML can play a much bigger role in indigenising defence manufacture, thus reducing the dependence on foreign countries.Continue reading
Bank workers strike against privatisation!
Nearly 9,00,000 bank workers participated in the strike, resulting in the closure of banking operations of all the public sector banks. Through the strike, bank workers expressed their determination to defeat the anti-national and anti-social plan of the bourgeoisie to transfer ownership of public sector banks into private hands, to enable monopoly capitalists to rake in maximum profits.Continue reading
Opposition to privatisation of the National Health Service
Workers of the National Health Service are in the forefront of the ongoing struggle of the working class and people of Britain against privatisation of health services.Continue reading
Privatisation of Air India – an anti-worker and anti-people act to fulfil monopoly capitalist greed for maximum profits
Air India, and its subsidiary AI Express, which together own 94 aircrafts and serve over 100 domestic destinations and 60 international destinations, have been sold to the Tata Group.Continue reading
Delhi state workers’ convention calls for strike on November 25, 2021:
Unite in struggle against the growing attacks on our livelihood and rights!
We are publishing here a report received from Mazdoor Ekta Committee, of the convention held by the Trade Unions Coordination Committee.
The Joint Platform of Trade Unions of Delhi held an important convention on September 30 in New Delhi. The convention assessed the grave situation facing the workers of Delhi, particularly those in the informal and unorganized sector. It gave the call for united struggle against the growing attacks on our livelihood and rights.
Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) Amendment Bill 2021 in the service of monopoly capitalists
The 2021 amendment to the Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) Act 1957 is a clear move of the Indian state to facilitate land acquisition for private profit.Continue reading
Interview with the Secretary General, All India Station Masters Association
Excerpts of the interview of MEL with Com Sunil Kumar P. (SKP), Secretary General, All India Station Masters Association (AISMA).Continue reading
Protest against privatization of country’s property
On 9th August 2021, a protest demonstration was organized in the call of central trade unions at Ghari check in Ambikapur in Surguja district of Chhattisgarh.Continue reading
Rising prices of petrol and diesel
Outright robbery of workers and peasants in the name of serving the people
Petrol and diesel account for a huge share of revenue collected by the Central government from excise duty. According to revised budget estimates, excise duty on petroleum products amounted to Rs. 3.6 lakh crore in 2020-21.Continue reading
30 years after the launch of the program of liberalisation and privatisation
Thirty years ago, on 24th July, the then Finance Minister Manmohan Singh presented the first budget of the Congress-led government headed by Narasimha Rao. Finance Minister Manmohan Singh declared that the balance of payments situation was precarious, with foreign currency reserves not enough to even pay for one month’s imports. … He then unveiled a program of major changes in policies, laws and regulations relating to trade, investment and the public sector, broadly in line with the prescriptions of the World Bank and the IMF.Continue reading