AICCTU Affiliated Unions Played a Pivotal Role in Several States
9th August 2021 (Quit India Movement Day) was observed throughout the country with the participation of lakhs of workers, farmers, women and other sections of people. The clarion call to “Free India from the Clutches of Modi-shahi, Defeat Modi-led Company Raj”, “Save India, Reclaim our Rights”, etc., reverberated across the country. To mark this occasion, AICCTU launched “Save India, Save Workers’ Rights” campaign from 1st August which culminated on 9th August with impressive participation of workers.
An Interview with Purushottam Sharma, National Secretary, All India Kisan Mahasabha (AIKM)
Q: Its been more than 8 months since farmers came to Delhi’s borders with their demands. Modi Government has tried to launch all kinds of offensive against the agitating farmers including its propaganda machinery, instead of engaging in any meaningful talk. How do you see the movement in coming days?
1 to 9 August 2021- Campaign Across the Country
9 August (Quit India Movement Day)
Countrywide Protest Demonstrations
Central Government has published draft Industrial Relations (Central) Recognition of Negotiating Union or Negotiating Council and Adjudication of Disputes of Trade Unions Rules 2021 on 04/05/2021, seeking comments within 30 days. At the very outset, it well exemplifies the callous attitude of the Government in issuing these Rules at a time when the country is worst hit by the second wave of the COVID Pandemic, with more than 3 lakh deaths across the country.
As millions of the people in the country are battling for life every day in the second wave of Covid-19 upsurge, the NITI Ayog and the Finance Ministry are finalising plans to privatise selected Public Sector Banks (PSBs). This comes as part of the 1.75 lakh crore disinvestment plan for the 2022 financial year. Disinvestment or sell out of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), that the country had built over the years since independence, is the most important marker of the disastrous Modinomics.