OPPOSING the proposed privatisation of six airports in the country, Tapan Sen, general secretary of CITU wrote a letter to the union minister for civil aviation, on February 11.
It is shocking to note that the government of India has decided to privatise six more airports of the country that are functioning under the Airports Authority of India through the so-called PPP route. The airports proposed to be privatised at the moment are Trivandrum, Guwahati, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangalore as per the reports received.
ALL fears of losing the public money by investing in the bonds market have unfortunately come true. In a recent report published in the newspapers, thousands of crore rupees of EPF funds invested in tradable bonds in IL&FS group have been put to the risk of being lost as the group companies are facing near bankruptcy situation and are presently in the midst of resolution procedures in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under section 53 of the Insolvency Bankruptcy Code Act (IBC).
THE extended meeting of the office bearers of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), held in New Delhi on February 6-7, 2019 has issued a statement condemning the state government of Rajasthan for preventing the free movement of the high level team of the central trade unions led by CITU general secretary and former MP, Tapan Sen, and consisting of CITU national secretaries E Kareem, MP (Rajya Sabha) and Shankar Datta, MP (Lok Sabha); other national and state leaders of CITU, AITUC and HMS, and the all India leader of Kisan Sabha, Amra Ram, former MLA of Rajasthan.
THE united platform of all the unions of employees and officers of BSNL has jointly decided to go in for three days countrywide strike in all BSNL establishments in the country on February 18-20, against the blatant violation of the assurances given by the Government of India to sort out the long pending just demands of the employees and officers. The Central Trade Unions in a statement issued on February 13, have extended full support and solidarity to this three-day BSNL strike.
THE working committee of the All India Fishers and Fisheries Workers’ Federation met in Hingalganj in North 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal on January 22, 2019. More than 40 working committee members and invitees from seven states including Tripura, Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka participated in the meeting. Meetings of the subcommittees on marine, inland and allied sectors, constituted by the AIFFWF working committee met prior to this meeting and discussed the issues of fishers and fisheries workers in those sectors.
THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on January 25, has heartily congratulated the defence sector civilian employees and their federations for the heroic countrywide three days strike on January 23-25, 2019 in all defence sector production, research and service establishments to defend country’s defence sector production and service network, against the onslaught of outsourcing and privatisation by the present BJP government at the centre.
THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on January 15, has extended full support and solidarity to the three-day strike from January 23-25, 2019 in all defence-production units and service centres by all the three employees’ federations representing employees working in the defence production units and service centres and workshops spread throughout the country.
THE country has witnessed a massive two days countrywide general strike on January 8-9, 2019 by the working people against the anti-people, anti-worker and anti-national policies of the BJP-led government of India. The general strike was called by all, in the united platform of 10 central trade unions and almost all independent national federations. The strike by the working class had drawn countrywide support and solidarity, with various forms of protest actions by the people of other walks of lives, the peasantry and agricultural workers in particular.
THE magnificent country wide general strike on January 8-9, 2019 reflected the tide of people’s anger against the anti-worker, anti-people and anti-national neoliberal policies pursued by the BJP led government at the centre. It surpassed in its sweep and depth, even the earlier two massive general strikes, on September 2, 2015 and 2016 held during this Modi government’ regime.