IT is to highlight the issues of crores of workers, peasants, agricultural workers, artisans and other toiling people, to emphatically voice their demands for better work, better working conditions, better lives and better future for their children, that CITU, AIKS and AIAWU have jointly called the ‘Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally’ on September 5, 2018 before the parliament.
IN the department of posts, there are 1,55,000 post offices out of which 1,29,346 are branch post offices functioning in rural villages. Out of five lakh employees, 3.07 lakh employees are gramin dak sevaks (GDS) mostly working in branch post offices. They are not treated as government employees but as ‘extra departmental employees’. The service conditions of GDS are very bad. They are paid a meagre monthly allowance instead of regular salary. Depending upon the work hours, it varies from Rs 2,290 to Rs 4,575 and a DA per month.
A NATIONAL Convention organised by the National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE) has called for a nation-wide strike on December 7 to oppose the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill curbs the right to electricity for poor people of the country. The convention was held at Ghalib Institute Auditorium in Delhi on June 8 and had participants from all corners of the country.
The ASHA workers of Haryana are on an indefinite strike since June 7 as the agreement between them and the state government arrived on February 1, 2018 has not been implemented as yet.
The CITU Haryana state committee has supported the strike of the ASHA workers and will participate in the court arrest call on June 15. The CITU has asked its unions to participate in large numbers to make the call a success.
THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and All India Agricultural Workers’ Union (AIAWU) have decided to conduct a massive ‘March to Parliament’ on September 5, 2018. This will be the first ever such march in the national capital, of the three major sections of the toiling people, who produce the wealth of this country.
ANGANWADI workers and helpers from Punjab, who suffer with paltry wages and poor social security like other scheme workers across the country, are on struggle path.
Nearly 5,000 anganwadi workers and helpers under the banner of Anganwadi Mulazam Union, which is affiliated to the Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU), held a three-day long protest march which began from the historical city of Fatehgarh Sahib on May 28 and culminated in Chandigarh on May 30.
THE Bank Employees Federation of India, in a statement issued on May 30, has congratulated the million strong bankmen (workmen and officers) for their splendid role in making the all India bank strike on May 30 a huge success.