Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU)
The long shadow of hunger in India

From tribal communities in the forests to daily wage workers in the metros, hunger afflicted millions of Indians throughout the last year. Meanwhile, the central government had massive stocks of grain

Fishworkers in India rally against pro-corporate fisheries bill

The draft Indian Marine Fisheries Bill, 2021, has stirred up a wide protest among the fisher community across the country who say it will affect traditional forms of the occupation

ASHAs, India’s frontline health workers, go on indefinite strike in two states

A.R. Sindhu, National Secretary, Centre of Indian Trade Unions explains why ASHAs are important to India’s health system and why they are on strike.

Across India, protesters mark six months of historic farmers’ agitation

Across India, members of farmers’ groups, trade unions and women’s and students’ organizations held aloft black protest flags and burnt copies of the three controversial farm laws which have been fiercely opposed

Farmers’ agitation: Nationwide shutdown in India

March 26 marked four months since the farmers’ protests began in India.

Left organizations in Delhi launch campaign to declare work as a fundamental right

Delegates from the CITU, DYFI and the SFI took the decision at the Delhi state-convention on unemployment to launch militant struggles for an urban employment guarantee act, guaranteeing 200 days of employment, at no less than Rs. 21K per month.

Farmers protest India Indian farmers plan to march into New Delhi if government refuses to heed their demands

The farmers, who are camped on the outskirts of the capital Delhi, have warned that they will hold a parade in the city on January 26, Republic Day, if the government does not address their key demands

The year the unions kept us strong

Amid the devastation and misery brought by the pandemic, the working class across the world was the core of the resistance, calling to account governments and standing in solidarity with the most oppressed

Workers across India strike in solidarity with farmers, against labor reforms

The left-wing trade union confederation, CITU, organized a strike in over 100,000 workplaces across India in support of the farmers’ agitation and also called for repeal of labor reform laws, among other demands

The year that was….India’s people fight back a hostile government

The right-wing Narendra Modi government used the pandemic and the lockdown to foist more exploitative policies. But the sustained resistance by people has shaken its hubris

India strikes in solidarity with farmers

Farmers claim that the laws would enable the complete takeover of agriculture by corporate agribusinesses and big traders

250 million people participate in countrywide strike in India

Despite police repression and the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and farmers and their allies across India participated in the pan-India strike action against the recent neoliberal reforms pushed through by the Narendra Modi government

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