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India: struggle Jatha programme

181001Indien1From July 15th to July 31 our contract workers union in Singareni took up Struggle Jatha programme holding meetings big and small covering almost all the areas and divisions in the company.

The main demands on which the campaign took place were regularisation,equal pay for equal work,bonus apart from nine other demands.

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Kazakhstan: Declaration of Protest to Arcelor Mittal

to Arcelor Mittal Headquarters
24-26, Boulevard d'Avranches
L-1160 Luxemburg

Dear Sir or Madam,

we have learned that your company Arcelor Mittal Temirtau does not meet some of its social obligations towards the workers. On the contrary, there are increasing attempts to remove or obstruct trade union rights, especially those of the miners and staff in the steel mill. At the same time, employees are being dismissed by illegal methods and the management of your company violates and ignores Kazakhstan's legislation.

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On 22-05-2018, a demonstration of about 50000 people before the Collectorate in Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu opposing the expansion of Sterlite company was fired upon by the police killing 11 persons and another two were killed in a similar fashion the next day bringing the death toll to 13. In order to check the veracity of various versions on this grave incident of national importance and find out the real facts,a Fact Finding Team(FFT) was constituted jointly by the Indian Federation of Trade Unions(IFTU),All India Kisan Mazdoor Samithi(AIKMS) and the Progressive Organisation of Women(POW),AP.

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India: Immediat release of Bacha Singh and Deepak Kumar

National Committee
Address:Marx Bhavan,7th Line,Vidyanagar,Hyderabad

President: Aparna                General Secretary: Pradeep


In the midnight on 31-05-2018, the Jharkand police arrested Bacha Singh,General Secretary and Deepak Kumar,Secretary of the Mazdoor Sangharsh Samithi(MSS) from Chandankiyari in the steel city of Bokaro. It is learnt that their whereabouts are not known and till day they are still in police custody and not produced in any court of law.

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Mine deaths lead to protest rally in Pakistan

This January was another bloody month for coal workers with 6 workers killed [2] in three separate accidents. Unfortunately, the coal mining industry in Pakistan has a terrible industrial record [3] where workers have few rights and work long hours in unsafe conditions. Following on from the most recent deaths, mining unions held a protest rally in Quetta demanding better health and safety for all mine workers.

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Indonesia: To the families of the dismissed miners of Grasbergmine

Dear families and miners we miners' wives and girlfriends from mining miners AG in the Women's Association Courage have learned that Freeport has fired 4,220 miners after the strike in May. It makes us angry that Freeport has at the same time given access to education and other services for the miners and their families. We mourn the families of the seven Freeport miners who were ill and died as a result of their health insurance cut by Freeport.

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Kazakhstan: strike on 8 coal mines

In the Karaganda region on December 11, a strike of four coal mines began, yesterday 4 more mines joined the strike, in general, at the moment, there are 8 mines on strike! About 200-300 miners are underground.

India: 43 days hunger-strike and demonstrations

Coal Miners from Bhawani Mine have agitated for 43 days by way of Hunger Strike, demonstration etc 
Arbitrary and Illegal Mines Closures in Coal India Ltd.

Following the Strike Notice served to the Coal India 's Management by the all the five Unions
- AITUC, BMS, CITU, HMS and INTUC operating in the Coal Industry, the matter was seized by the Deputy CLC (C) - Kolkata.

In both the Conciliation Meetings held on 18/06/17 and on 07/09/17, the Deputy CLC (C) has ordered some directives on the issue of Closures of Mines to be observed by all

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India: Join Sit-In Protest on 9-11 November in Delhi

We are United! We will Fight! Join the Fight to Protect our Rights
Join the Sit-in at Jantar Mantar 9-11 November 2017
Ill motivated economic policies destroying jobs and livelihoods

In the last year the BJP government has come out in the open to attack the working class. Its policies have destroyed jobs, livelihoods and lives. Government data confirms that lakhs of workers lost their jobs because of the government’s ill motivated note ban. Even more are losing their jobs because of the hurried and poorly planned introduction of the Goods and Services Tax.

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