According to recent reports in the press, a contractor made an agreement to send 15 workers from Orissa to South Africa, promising Rs 15,000 per month to the unskilled labourers and Rs 16,000 to semi-skilled workers, such as masons and plumbers, among them. The workers were instead sent to Uganda and subject to very exploitative conditions of work.Continue reading
After 14 long days of struggle, the management had to come to an agreement on 20 October 2011 with the Maruti-Suzuki Employees Union and with Suzuki Powertrain Employees Union and Suzuki Motorcycles Employees Union, who had also come on the streets in support. The agreement was mediated by the Haryana government.Continue reading
There was a huge rally organised at the Nehru Park in Gurgaon on 17 October 2011 to support the workers of Maruti-Suzuki. Workers from the Gurgaon and Manesar industrial belts expressed their anger at the anti-worker policies of the Central and State governments.Continue reading
Mazdoor Ekta Committee, All India Federation of Trade Unions, Inquilabi Mazdoor Kendra, Indian Federation of Trade Union, Indian Council of Trade Unions, Mazdoor Ekta Kendra and thousands of workers of various organizations jointly participated in a protest in support of the struggle of the workers of Maruti-Suzuki at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on 15th October 2011.Continue reading
This joint statement of Lok Raj Sangathan, All India Loco Running Staff Association, All India Railway Employees Federation, Western Railway Motormen Association, Air India Airport Engineers Association, Air India Employees Union, Airport Authority of India Employees Union, All India Service Engineers Association, All India Voltas Employees Federation, BSNL Employees Union, BEST Workers UnioContinue reading
On 21st October 2911, Railwaymen began their agitation for recruitment of gangmen.Continue reading
Anti-Imperialist forces resolve to throw imperialists out of Asia
We denounce the decision of the Manmohan Singh government to send the Indian Army to Afghanistan to "train" the puppet Afghan army, set up by the US imperialists, to attack the Afghan people's anti-imperialist national liberation struggle. We consider this as an excuse to intervene in Afghanistan against our own brothers and sisters.
We believe that the fountainhead of terrorism worldwide is US imperialism.Continue reading
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
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
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