The World Federation of Trade Unions, the oldest and most historic international trade union organization, that represents more than 100 million workers in 130 countries of the five continents, expresses its internationalist solidarity with the coal workers in India.

The class-oriented trade unions of India followed the way of militancy and dignity, organizing a three-day-long all-India coal mine strike on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, opposing the privatization program of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The first day of the strike has certainly been successful since thousands of coal mine workers of Coal India Limited (CIL), and Singareni Collieries Company (SCCL) massively sent a strong message of resistance defiance.

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The Supreme Court of India today handed down an order which in effect leaves no one responsible for the lives and livelihood of all working people in the country. In 28 pages of verbiage not located in constitutional rights, fact or the procedure of law, the Supreme Court accepted that employers cannot be held responsible for wages of workers during the lockdown.

Passing an interim order in...

Even in normal times, the global fashion industry makes it hard for workers in the poor countries who make the clothes people in the rich countries wear to survive on the poverty wage they are paid. The global garment and textile industry rides on the backs of millions of workers, predominantly women, engaged through flexible contracts and poor working conditions to make the huge profits they...

On 3rd June 2020, two workers were killed, in a brick kiln, when a chamber wall collapsed, burying them under tonnes of bricks in Tiruvalluvar District on the outskirts of Chennai city. The two workers were women in their early 20s from the Kalahandi District, Orissa. This is one of hundreds of brick kilns that dot the peripheries of Chennai, a metropolis like any other in the country that have...

22nd May Will Be a Day for Advancing the Struggle

The severity and harshness of the now two month long lockdown imposed by the government for coronavirus, is unrelenting and is for all to see.

Yet, the Indian capitalist class has decided that they are not self-reliant enough to bear their share of the burden hence have asked their party in government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to push...

The Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and Federations/Associations vehemently denounces the blanket exemptions given to all establishments from the employers’ obligation under all substantive labour laws for a period of three years by the state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. In UP already the Ordinance in this regard has been promulgated and same is going to be done in...

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has once more shed crocodile tears at the loss of lives of 16 workers in the Aurangabad rail tragedy. What Mr. Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) do not understand is the cause for this incident – what is it that is pushing this country’s working people to walk hundreds of kilometres by day and make the railway tracks their beds by night? The government...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant voice of more than 100 million workers in 132 countries of the 5 continents strongly condemns the new fatal accident that took place in a chemical plant in the state of Andhra Pradesh in  southern India, on 7th May in the morning.

According to the information, at least 11 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds more have been...

New Delhi, 7 May 2020: New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI) expresses deep anguish at the death of 11 persons from the gas leak at LG Polymer located at Gopalpatanam, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The NTUI also expresses concern over the critical condition of the 7 sanitation workers at Shakti Paper Mills, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh who fell prey to toxic fumes while cleaning a tank and the 8 workers...

For the first time in one hundred and thirty five years the workers of the world will not be on the streets on May Day. Many have likened the present coronavirus crisis to a war even comparing it to the two world wars. But this is not a fight between humans, a fight for domination of one people over another, a fight for land and power. Nor is this like the global economic crises of 1929 or&nbsp...

Comrades, friends, brothers and sisters May Day Greetings !

Today the working people face very serious attacks.

Using Covid-19 as an excuse, the employers and Governments want to push us back to those days, 134 years ago, when the Chicago martyrs sacrificed their lives fighting for 8 hour work day. The BJP Government at the centre is reportedly taking measures to legalise 12 hour working day...

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