Category Archives: Special Exploitation Zones

Release Wu Guijun – No criminalisation of workers’ struggle!

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A protest is being organised by New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India) on 23rd Oct. 2013, in solidarity with the Workers’ Cause in China.

Wu Guijun, a worker and Trade Union activist has been held in police detention since 23rd May of this year – in protest against the criminalisation of workers’ struggle in China.  Wu Guijun’s imprisonment brings to us the memory of more than a year long jailing of the 147 heroic Maruthi Suzuki workers in India. Around the world, the working class are once again showing combative spirits and are challenging the capitalist rulers. 

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Solidarity Appeal: Workers’ Agitation in Pune

Com_Youvraj_addressing_workersSupport the striking workers of Pradeep Laminators in Pune!

Chakan industrial estate on north of the city of Pune hosts hundreds of industrial units operating across various sectors including engineering, automobile, packaging. Pradeep Laminators Pvt Ltd, is one of such units manufacturing flexible packaging material and employing more than 100 workers. Fed up with continued oppression, workers under the banner of ‘Pradeep Laminators Workers’ Union’ have began agitation starting last Friday (7th June).

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HCL Recruits Stage Hunger Strike

resizedimageAbout 100 HCL fresh recruits who have been denied jobs by HCL for about a year now staged a day long hunger strike on 30th March at Freedom Park (protest point) in Bangalore. All the promises of joining dates made by the company HR have proven to be false all along and it remains to be seen whether the labour department does indeed take action against HCL as per its 5th April deadline. According to the Press release statement by the HCL recruits, police had denied them permission to protest outside HCL premises. The protest was supported by AIITEA, Free Software Movement and IT/ ITES Employees center, along with the some of the Central Trade Unions like AITUC & CITU.

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India Inc…!!! A boon or a bane? When and what will be our wakeup call?

king4The 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.

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Even IT Employees can form a Union ….!!!

HCL strikeThe following article is written by K Khan{{1}}, an IT employee working with a software firm in Bangalore and a member of All India IT Employee Association (AIITEA). The article, while referring to the very recent protests by HCL fresh recruits who have been kept on the wait list by the company for over a year, but also talks about the prevailing bad working conditions in the Indian software industry. This has been often glossed over not only by the corporate controlled media and the pro- IT industrialist Governments, but even worse by all the main TU’s.

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