Varanasi Weavers on Indefinite Strike

Varanasi Weavers on Indefinite Strike Against Power Tariff Hike

The weavers in Varanasi have gone on an indefinite strike in protest of unusually high power tariffs hike by the Yogi government for them. Nearly twenty-five thousand of weavers in this internationally renowned center of silk sarees have shut down their looms with the demand to withdraw the hike which is another blow on their livelihood after the inhuman lockdown.

Remembering The Emergency – During Modi’s Undeclared Emergency

26 June marks the day that the Indira Gandhi regime declared the infamous Emergency in 1975 – placing Opposition leaders and activists in jail, suspending civil liberties (sadly with the Supreme Court failing to uphold the Constitution), clamping down on the freedom of press and protests, and unleashing violence against dissenters, minorities, and the poor.

Indiscriminate FDI in Defence Sector Will Weaken India’s Defence Capabilities

CPIML Writes to PM and Defence Minister

CPIML General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya has sent letters to the Prime Minister and Defence Minister demanding to reconsider the recent decision of allowing foreign direct investment in defence sector up to 75%. The letter reads as “We are greatly shocked to note that the Finance Minister has made two outrageous announcements regarding India's defence industry in her detailed disclosures about the Central government's so-called Rs 20 lakh crore package.

Appeal by CPIML to Workers and Farmers

Instead of effectively managing the Corona crisis, the BJP government at the Center has pushed the burden of this crisis on to villages. The migrant workers, on whose blood, sweat and labor the big corporate companies and industrialists earn billions, have been left to die of starvation in cities and metropolises after the Lockdown. The 20 lakh crore package announced by the Modi government will not be able to give any relief to these workers in their hour of crisis because the package contains only betrayal in the name of relief.

Lockdown Victims: Letter to the Maharashtra CM By Trade Unions Joint Action Committee

THE All India Bharatiya Kamgar Sena Mahasangh-INTUC-AITUC-CITU-HMS-NTUI-AICCTU-AIUTUC-TUCI-Unions have said that many employers are not paying wages to their workers, especially to contract, badly, casual & Trainee - NEEM workers. Many workers who were self-employed, such as hawkers, auto-rickshaw drivers etc have lost their source of income for the period of the lockdown. Construction workers and transport workers etc. are stranded at sites and locations all over the state.