The 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) took place 12th-17th June 2022. The Ministerial Conference is the highest decision-making body of the WTO and usually meets every two years.Continue reading
Around 6,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) in Delhi have not been paid monthly incentives since April 2021. The incentives are due to them for visiting COVID-19 patients under home isolation and for carrying out surveys in containment zones.Continue reading
Thozhilalar Ottrumai Iyakkam (Workers Unity Movement) held a web meeting in the first week of June 2021 on the issues faced by workers in automobile industry in the current pandemic conditions.Continue reading
As the year came to a close, the country and the whole world has been witness to the even stronger unity among the people despite the machinations of the state to break this unity. The workers, peasants, and people of all walks of life and from all faiths are waging a determined struggle for their rights.Continue reading
India is often referred to as the ‘pharmacy of the world’, being the largest supplier of generic medicines, with a global market share of 20 percent. … One-fourth of all medicines consumed in Britain are supplied by Indian pharma companies. Two-fifth of all generic medicines used in the USA come from India. Over 80 percent of medicines used all over the world for treatment of the deadly illness, AIDS, are supplied by Indian pharma companies.Continue reading
While people are suffering the terrible consequences of Covid-19 and the lockdown, capitalist owners of pharmaceutical companies in India and on the world scale are reaping enormous profits. They are taking advantage of people’s desperation to market all kinds of medicines at exorbitant prices.Continue reading
Nurses are among the frontline health workers, working heroically to deliver essential medical services to people during the current COVID-19 outbreak. It is impossible to imagine any kind of medical service in the hospital without the services rendered by the nurses.
Mazdoor Ekta Lehar (MEL) spoke to RJ, a leading member of the United Nurses Association of India, about the conditions of nurses in our country in general and the particular difficulties they are facing at this time. We reproduce below excerpts of the interview:Continue reading