Thursday, 7 June 2012

‘108' ambulance employees stage stir on 30.05.2012- the Hindu

AGITATION:‘108' ambulance staff staging a demonstration in Madurai.— Photo: S. James.

The members of 108 Ambulance Thozhilalar Sangam staged a demonstration near Collector's office here on Wednesday.
The agitators demanded enhancement of basic infrastructural facilities in the vehicles and also ensure welfare of all the staffs – particularly, those handling the emergency vehicles round-the-clock.
There were aplenty of anomaly in pay structure, they claimed and hence demanded uniform scale.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

May 1: International Workers' Day

May Day or Labour Day has its origins in America when the Federation of Organised Trades and Labour Unions in 1884 started agitating against harsh working conditions.

Working hours were severe and it was quite common to work 10 to 16 hours a day in unsafe conditions. Death and injury were common at many work places and inspired the writing of books such as Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" and Jack London's "The Iron Heel".

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Preface: 1 Answer 70 800,00,00000 Questions Land To let - Mayadhar Nayak

Shankar Singh
Political Philosopher of our times                     Date: 1st May 2011 
                                                                                    Patna, Bihar

Mayadhar Nayak
(Author of ‘Land To Let’)

On the question of land acquisition for building up industries both in private sector by industrial capitalists and in state sector by the government, a long heated debate and considerable discussions among people. Intellectuals and non – intellectuals alike, are continuing and non- intellectuals alike, are continuing ever Singur, Nandhigram, Kalinganagar, Aligarth Mayhem.

Provide quality education to the poor - SDM

An educational framework emphasising the immediate need to provide quality education to the poor children, youth of rural areas and the deprived sections of the urban was the focus during a seminar held at Gandhi Museum here by Student's Democratic Movement recently.
Attended by teachers, university professors, students and parents, the seminar covered the important aspects of Right to Education Bill, National Council for Higher Education and Research and Foreign Universities Bill.
Efforts like the abolition of examinations by the State such as the entrance examination for admission to professional courses, privatisation of education, the role of State in empowering Government Educational Institutions with special reference of schools, quality of teaching staff, autonomy of educational institutions, mother tongue as a medium of instruction, transparency in administration, approaches to reservation policy and its implementation were the topics that were discussed.
P.Renga Ramanujam, Director, STRIDE Indira Gandhi National Open University, dealt with the question of mother tongue as the medium of instruction. He said people, who talk of introducing Tamil at all levels of teaching, should practically do something for the development of Tamil in such a way that it could be used for teaching all disciplines. “We need expert groups whom along with adequate support from the State can do wonders,” he said.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Outcry over killing of a Bangladeshi labour leader

The alleged murder of a labour leader has invited international condemnation with a leading human rights body demanding that the Bangladesh government bring the perpetrators to book and stop such killings.
The victim, Aminul Islam (39), a well-known labour leader in the country's readymade garments sector, was found dead last week with severe torture marks on his body after his mysterious disappearance from near his workplace in Ashulia, on the outskirt of Dhaka. The family of Islam alleged that law enforcement agencies had tortured him to death and dumped the body. His body was exhumed following a court order.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that Islam, president of the Savar and Ashulia units of the Bangladesh Garment & Industrial Workers Federation, disappeared on April 4, and his tortured body was found two days later in Ghatail, 100 km from Dhaka. The labour leader, who was also an organiser with the Bangladesh Centre for Workers' Solidarity (BCWS), a non-government organisation for workers rights, had been detained in June 2010 and allegedly tortured by members of the intelligence agency, the HRW claimed .

Friday, 23 March 2012

Bhagat Singh, Sukdev, Rajguru 81st Death Anniversary

Like every year, this year too there is hardly any uproar about Martyrdom Day, i.e March 23, the day when Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru happily accepted death at the hands of the British 81 years ago (1931). Terrible is a small way of describing this situation where the biggest sacrifice for the independence of India hasn’t received the notice it deserves There is no death for revolutionaries… this is not a biblical phrase but its scientific Newton died decades ago but still we use the gravity in science…..likewise Bhagat Shingh, Rajguru, Sugdev, CSAzad, their flesh may be buried under the mud but not their dream and ideologies.

Long live revolution!!!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Congratulating the remarkable victory achieved by the struggling nurse's

We convey our congratulations and greetings for the remarkable victory you have achieved over the adamant and autocratic hospital managements braving all the odds and ruthless victimization. The victory achieved
by your struggle is noteworthy and pivotal since it has broken the saga of continuous defeats   faced one after another  by various struggles of the working-class in the recent period. We ardently hope
that your trend setting victory will help break the thaw and pave the way for the blossoming of the very many working-class movements.

With revolutionary greetings,

Central Organisation of Indian Trade Unions (C.O.I.T.U.)

 The trade union wing of Communist Workers Platform (C.W.P.)

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

COITU : Madurai Convention- 26.02.2012

Working class never defeated in history

All defeats of working class are the morning mists

It will learn it’s lessens and grow ever stronger

A true communist party will fasten this process to achieve the goal of class less society

Friday, 24 February 2012

Vandalize all the developments prevent to form a true working class union which is workers inseparable right

The recent developments happened against the working class in Maruti Industries in Gurgaon and in Regency Industry in Enam brings an important notice that working class of India is finding its giant feet in the form of uncompromised working class struggles. The brutal atrocities against the workers of Maruti Industries and Regency industry of Enam which was exercised by the respective State and Central governments make us to feel the budding growth of workers unions in these industries. Even though quantitatively it looks like an unnoticed development, it brings its historical importance in working class movement.

Once the Soviet Union and China, the countries of working class was broken successfully, the International working class movement suffered a lot. In addition that with the slogan of ‘saving the industrial development’ the so-called powerful workers union slowly has been taken the path of mortality through destroying the union activities against the capitalist class. In such a phased manner slowly working class not only lost its target of working class revolution but also the spirit of the working class as whole.

The recent working class movements happened in Gurgaon and Enam as well as the debridement of working class unions are not happened spontaneously.  Both of these developments happened in the process of society is progressing forward to reach the classless society through waging uncompromised class struggle by the working class against its oppressors in the form of anti capitalist socialist revolution and their governments. This brings the ray of hope in the working class movement.

To fasten this process COITU (Central Organization of Indian Trade Unions) is organizing a convention to form uncompromised workers union throughout India. Join your hands with us to fulfil the unaccomplished task of moving the society forward to create a classless society.

Working class never defeated in history

All defeats of working class are the morning mists

It will learn it’s lessens and grow ever stronger

A true communist party will fasten this process to achieve the goal of class less society


Date: 26.02.2012 Time: from 06.00 pm to 09.00 pm

Venue: Maniammai primary school, opp. Krishnan koil, north masi street, Madurai

Guest Speaker: Com. A. Anandan, Gen. Secretary, South India, CWP

Organized by

Central Organization of Indian Trade Unions (COITU), Tamilnadu