A draft of the Land Acquisition and Relief & Rehabilitation Bill (LARR) was approved by the Cabinet and tabled in Parliament on September 7, 2011 and referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee on September 15. The Standing Committee is to submit its report on the draft in 3 months.Continue reading
Appeal letter to All Trade Unions, Organisations and Individuals
Our struggle is not a struggle for a mere wage-hike of any one section of workers, but is a struggle for our dignity and right to organise. We struggle also more importantly for the contract workers among us, whose insecurity and precarious condition of existence is a burning issue before the entire labouring people of the country today, which puts the very framing of the available labour laws into question. We, permanent and contract workers, have and do stand united in this struggle. To break our unity and resolve, the management of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Manesar is continuing to indulge in anti-worker activities and increasingly harass us with the absolute complicity of the state administration.Continue reading
Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s birth annniversary celebrated in Nohar
Workers, peasants, students and youth organised and participated in a militant sabha held inNohar town to mark the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
The meeting was organised by the Lok Raj Sangathan Nohar Committee.Continue reading
No to Occupation! Demonstrations in Kabul
“We will feel safer when US forces leave” was the unanimous sentiment expressed by people of Afghanistan, who gathered to protest against the invasion of their country by the US, 10 years ago on October 7, 2011. The protestors clearly wanted the immediate withdrawal of US and other foreign troops from their country.Continue reading
Angry protest in Washington D.C.
The on-going protests in several cities across the US against Wall Street converged into anti-war protests on the anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan.Continue reading
Koodangkulam Nuclear project: Massive popular protests
Powerful mass protest by tens of thousands of workers, peasants, fishermen and intellectuals have taken place in the site of the Koodangkulam nuclear power project Tamilnadu.
Greek workers wage powerful struggle
Tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets of Athens and other cities in Greece in the last week of September 2011 to protest against a fresh round of attacks on their livelihood being launched by the government.Continue reading
Protests spread in the US against big banks
Hundreds of protestors marched on the New York homes of wealthy billionaires who sit on the boardrooms of the banks and other financial institutions of the US on October 11, 2011.
The protesters chanted "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out" and "Hey you billionaires, pay your fair share" and carried signs that "We are the 99 percent."Continue reading
Mass protests on October 7, at the Manesar Industrial estate
The immediate cause for this action is the continued attacks on the workers by the management of Maruti-Suzuki and Haryana government
Workers of Maruti-Suzuki struck work insider the factor when 1600 casual workers were prevented from entering the plant by the management and goondas attacked the workers.Continue reading
Second Consultative Meeting of Organisations Fighting against Privatisation, Liberalisation and Globalisation takes place in Mumbai
On September 30, representatives of 13 Unions and organizations met in Mumbai. The leadership of Lok Raj Sangathan, All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA), Indian Commercial Pilots Association(ICPA), Air India Aircraft Engineers Association(AIAEA), Western Railway Motormen’s Association(WRMA), All India Service Engineers Association(AISEA), All India RailwaContinue reading