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.

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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.

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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.

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Press Release: Foundation Meeting of “All India Forum Against Privatisation” successfully held on 04th July 2021

41 National Federations, Unions and Associations representing the public sector workers in Railways, Defense, Electricity, Coal, Petroleum, Banks, Port & Docks as well as organisations of women and people have decided to come together under the banner of  “All India Forum Against Privatisation (AIFAP)” to jointly oppose the Central Government’s anti-worker, anti-people and anti-national policies of handing over public assets built with people’s money to big monopoly corporate capitalists, both Indian and foreign.

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Privatisation of Indian Railways – Part 5: The struggle against rail privatisation deserves the support of all the people of India

The plan of the ruling class to privatise Indian Railways is running full steam ahead. The Central government has taken advantage of the Corona pandemic to implement this program on fast track. The repeated promises of successive prime ministers that Indian Railways will never be privatised stand nakedly exposed as blatant lies.

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