Bank employees all over the country went on strike on August 5, 2011 at the call of the United Forum of Bank Employees. Workers from Public Sector Banks, private Indian and foreign banks, rural banks and cooperative banks participated in the strike action.
Support the 5th August Strike of over 10,00,000 bank workers!
The United Forum of Bank Unions, consisting of nine unions of employees and officers of all state-owned banks, has called a one-day strike on 5th August. The workers’ unions are fighting against intensified exploitation and attacks on their rights and working conditions.
Interview with Comrade Ramanand about the upcoming Strike of Bank workers
Following the call for an all-India strike on 5th August by the United Forum of Bank Unions (5 employees’ unions and 4 officers’ unions), correspondents of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar interviewed one of the most senior leaders of bank workers in Delhi on 13th July, 2011. Comrade Ramanand is General Secretary of the Delhi State - Bank Employees Federation and one of the leading members of All-India Bank Employees’ Association
In the wake of these exposures, the government is now talking of revival of Air India. On the other hand, the capitalist associations are demanding its immediate privatization. They are saying government must not inject any money in Air India as it is allegedly a waste.
Thousands of workers participated in the Joint May Day Rally in Delhi. Carrying red flags and banners workers from various trade unions and workers organisations including Mazdoor Ekta Committee (MEC), AICCTU, AITUCC, CITU, HMS, UTUC, BEFI, AIRF, GIEAIA, NZIEA, NRMU and others marched along the traditional route from Ramleela Maidan to Town Hall.
Leader of various organisations addressed the rally including Com. Bijju Nayak of Mazdoor Ekta Committee, who exhorted the working class to unite against the capitalist system of maximum loot and plunder and intensify their struggle to become the ruling class.
National Leader of Unorganised workers Federation, Katida Thozhilar Panchayat Sangam (Construction workers union), Pennurimai Iyakkam (Organization for Women’sRights) Ms. Geetha, had called on the all workers to vote for Com Wilson, in a meeting at Arumanai Junction. Meeting in which many construction worker participated, Com.Geetha stated the fact that workers conditions have not improved, in spite of change of governments.
Com.Wilson’s election campaign took us to all those places and collectives where Com.Das set his imprint by his work as a communist and revolutionary working class leader. We went to Ganapathy Kal, more like a remote island detached from other places by a big lake, mountains and distance. This hilly and beautiful place has scenic vast expanse of tall green rubber trees to the extent eyes can see. People were reminded by the struggles of the people of this region against the private Rubber Estate owner and the police firing on workers in 80s. Our comrades led these struggles against the estate owners and the subsequent state repression.
5 April 2011, Kanyakumari: While election campaign of the 3 fronts focus on the issue of corruption, what they are going to offer as free and projects they are going to bring, the campaign of Wilson focuses on rights of the people and how and when the workers and peasants will rule this country. Comrades have prepared an audio CD containing key points and slogans of our Campaign and this was being played in various places.
On the second day of the election campaign at Kanyakumari, before beginning the work, all comrades gathered together and studied and briefly discussed the statement issued by the central committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India. All of them welcomed the contents of the statement which very clearly states what line communists must take at this time and during the elections.
CGPI leaflet has explained the nature of the current system as rule of monopoly capitalists in the service of the capitalist class. If the problems of the people were to be resolved, then the workers and peasants of our country have to come to power. It has called on all workers and peasants to get organized to win the power from the hands of the self serving capitalists. These leaflets were received by the people with great enthusiasm.
From a very young age, Comrade WILSON has been actively involved in political work and social work and defended the rights of the working class. He has consistently fought plantation workers rights and livelihood in Kanniyakumari district in south Tamil Nadu.
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on Tue, 16/02/2010 - 12:30
Ten years ago, in February 2000, the workers of Modern Foods India Limited (MFIL) carried out a bold protest action in New Delhi on the opening day of Parliament. They were objecting to the sale of central government owned MFIL to the private multinational company Hindustan Lever Limited.
100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.
The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.
Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012
Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.