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.
As per reports, about 150 protesters were injured, 100 have been hospitalized, and about 500 arrests have been made.
In the three months from September 2020 alone, 9 million people lost their jobs. A breakdown of job losses shows that younger people and women have borne the brunt
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
Workers and farmers demanded the withdrawal of recent laws that will destroy their livelihood
The call for this massive countrywide action has been given by 10 central trade unions and dozens of independent federations. Simultaneously, an umbrella platform of over 300 farmers’ organizations has called for a two-day protest
The latest data by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy paints a dismal picture of the Indian employment scenario as pre-existing structural issues have been accentuated by the pandemic
The CPI(M) has demanded cash and grain transfers, 200 days of work under the rural employment scheme, an unemployment allowance and an end to the privatization of state enterprises
In India, migrant workers have been struggling to get home even as farmers try to overcome challenges during harvest. Meanwhile, unemployment rates continue to soar.
Over 250 million Indian workers took part in the strike.
Workers across India are going on strike on January 8, in what is perhaps the biggest such protest in history. We look at the key demands of the workers, as well as the policies of the far-right wing Narendra Modi government which have led to the workers coming to the streets.
At an All-India convention on Right to Employment, the Democratic Youth Federation of India, has given a call for militant agitations in February 2020