The demands of the poorest and most oppressed cannot be swept under the carpet. They must and will be heard.
New Delhi, November 5: Sponsoring Committee of Trade Unions consisting - CITU, AITUC, AICCTU, HMS, AIUTUC, UTUC, TUCC and Independent All India Federations/union - in its meeting held on 5th November, 2008, notes with serious concern the government's acceptance of the deep economic crisis in the world has affected India also.
Large scale loss of jobs is already in evidence in a number of sectors. The reports of downsizing, cuts proposed in the wage is already seen. It is because of the strong presence of public sector in the economy, India had not been brutally assaulted.
The general strike on August 20 will be a landmark in the struggle of the workers and peasants of India against the Manmohan Singh government that is bent on proving its loyalty to the big bourgeoisie in India and its allegiance to international finance capital and by extension US imperialism. A PRAGOTI Editorial
To commemorate the 190th birth anniversary of Karl Marx, Pragoti team presents a series of articles on different aspects of Marxism and the development of capitalism from a Marxist perspective. In this seminal article that was published in the Marxist in 1984, B T Ranadive relates the importance of trade unions in their role as working class organisations in the overall struggle against capitalism and imperialism.