In the following video, Jagadish G Chandra (New Socialist Alternative CWI-India) participated in a panel discussion on the NDTV show – Left, Right & Centre, on the moves by IPL to ban Sri Lankan players from playing in Chennai after pressure from Jayalalitha’s govt. Other prominent panelists included – Abhishek Manu Singhvi of the Congress and D Raja, National Secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI).
Jagadish G Chandra on Jayalalitha’s antics to get the Sri Lankan Cricket players banned from IPL matches in TN
In the following video, Jagadish G Chandra (New Socialist Alternative CWI-India) spoke in a NDTV panel discussion on the moves by IPL to ban Sri Lankan players from playing in Chennai after pressure from Jayalalitha’s govt. This is followed by a note by Jagadish G Chandra on the issue of competitive politics in Tamil Nadu and the wider geo political chess game that is being played out by the big powers of the world.
The following article is written by K Khan, an IT employee and a member of All India IT Employee Association (AIITEA). With the crisis ridden Kingfisher airlines still trying to stay afloat thanks to government inaction and continuing delays in employees salaries that have led to strikes, this article looks at the lack of unionization of workers in these corporatized sectors and the urgent need to form unions in the face of economic downturn.
The wage rates of casual and regular workers of both men and women workers in rural and urban areas are very low compared to other States. As per the latest National Sample Survey Office statistics, the daily wage rates of casual men and women workers in rural areas are lower than the corresponding rates in India, with the State ranking 14th (Rs.69) and ninth (Rs.56) in men’s and women’s wage rates respectively among the major 20 States. In the case of urban casual workers’ daily wages, the State ranked seventh (Rs.109) and 14th (Rs.56) for male and female wage rates. In the case of regular rural workers also the State ranked 17th (Rs.152) and ninth (Rs.108) in the male and female wage rates respectively. The corresponding ranks for urban areas are 18th (Rs.205) and 13th (Rs.182) respectively among the major 20 States in India. According to NSSO 2011 figures about 98 per cent of the women workers and about 89 per cent of the male workers in the State are engaged in informal work .
Siritunga Jayasurya (CWI-Sri Lanka) speaking on a panel discussion in NDTV on the UN resolution against Sri Lanka over the human rights violations against Tamils in Sri Lanka.