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Unions representing over ONE MILLION Australian workers have now endorsed the September 25th #FundOurFutureNotGas day of action!

On Sept 25th I’m standing with my uncle, who has worked in the mining and fossil fuel industry for 20 years. He deserves well paid work. He deserves to work in an industry that doesn’t threaten the future of his family. I know investing in industries such as gas will not help him, or anyone, long term. That’s why we need Morrison investing in industries that will create jobs and help tackle climate change at the same time.

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India: 1. May

comrades, This May Day in India, like in other countries was held without the usual rallies and huge meetings in the light of the lockdown. Our IFTU affiliated unions organised hoisting of the flags at the factory gates,union offices and some centres in the country.

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India: HOLD ALOFT THE BANNER OF STRUGGLE

FIGHT FOR JOBS AND IN DEFENCE OF JOBS
FIGHT FOR REGULARISATION OF JOBS
“The first and great necessity of the present to free labour from capitalist slavery,is the passing of a law by which 8 hours will be the normal working day.”This was the resolution passed in the founding convention of National Labour Union in America in 1886, the year that witnessed a spate of workers struggles for shorter working day.Chicago became the epicentre of the militant workers movement and the incidents at the Hay Market square in the first days of May,1886 lead to the birth of May Day.

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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
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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India: FINDINGS OF THE FACT FINDING TEAM ON THE THOOTHUKUDI POLICE FIRING

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

INDIAN FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS(IFTU)
National Committee
Address:Marx Bhavan,7th Line,Vidyanagar,Hyderabad

President: Aparna                General Secretary: Pradeep

IFTU CONDEMNS THE ARREST OF MSS LEADERS
BACHA SINGH AND DEEPAK KUMAR
DEMANDS THEIR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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