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
We also look at the preparations for a strike by motor workers in South Africa.
All the hype about Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s schemes and ‘nationalism’ will not wash away the pain of joblessness
Students from leftist organizations participated in the march, seeking various demands, including free and accessible education and gender justice in campuses
Thousands of youth from various student unions, youth organizations, and movements from across the country gathered in New Delhi, condemning the failures of policy of the Modi government and its attack on universities
The farmers will demand a special session of parliament to discuss the agrarian crisis, and the National Commission on Farmers’ 2006 report. The report had recommended crop acquisition by the state at a minimum support price (MSP) which is 50% above the full cost of production, among other steps
The youth were protesting the failure of prime minister Narendra Modi to keep his promise of providing 20 million jobs a year. India has in fact seen an absolute decline in the number of jobs