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Post by blindpig » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:40 pm

CP of India, New Lockdown Guidelines Ignore Suffering Masses: CPI

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) issued the following statement today (on April 15, 2020) on the new lockdown guidelines:

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India finds that the fresh guidelines issued by the government of India on April 15, 2020, after extending the lockdown till May 3, totally ignores the suffering masses especially the migrant labour and daily wage-earners including para-medical staff in private hospitals. Mere lip service that no one be denied wages is not going to yield any desired result and boost any entrepreneur big or small to get engaged in business activities.

The Party feels that the 20-point guidelines issued by the government do not consider at all the problem of migrant workers and their inability to fetch food and other essential goods. The government should have extended all necessary help, including monetary one as done in most other countries so that both the workers including daily wage-earners and MSMEs get confidence to re-start normal life and work which are the most essential for the country at this time of grave crisis to fight COVID-19 successfully.

The government should immediately ensure adequate financial support for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme (MGNREGS) so that the rural poor get work and timely payments.

The government must without any further delay declare a financial package, provide adequate medical equipment for protection and treatment, help states in getting adequate food supplies to distribute through PDS free to all needed. The Party demands the government to take all such necessary steps to mitigate the sufferings of the people due to lockdowns.

(Roykutty)

Office Secretary

http://solidnet.org/article/CP-of-India ... asses-CPI/

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CP of India, Trump Proves A Naked Imperialist Aggressor By Stopping Funds to WHO: CPI

Trump Proves A Naked Imperialist Aggressor By Stopping Funds to WHO: CPI



The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) issued the following statement today (April 15, 2020) severely condemning US President Donald Trump’s halting of its share of funding to the WHO:

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India severely condemns in unequivocal terms the US halting on April 14, 2020, of its share of funding to the World Health Organization. President Donald Trump had the cheek to accuse the global body of mismanaging the COVID-19 pandemic. The US, the worst-hit country by far in the pandemic, also the organisation’s biggest funder alleged that “the WHO failed in its basic duty and it must be held accountable.”

Reports say Trump further charged that ‘had WHO done its job to get medical experts into China to objectively assess the situation on the ground and to call out China’s lack of transparency, the outbreak could have been contained at its source with very little death’.

The Party feels that at this time of global crisis in all sectors of activities and even to human life itself, Trump’s unilateral move of skin-saving for delayed shutdown action by pointing fingers at WHO smacks of being a naked imperialist aggressor against multi-lateral global agency, engaged in global public health activities.

(Roykutty)

Office Secretary

http://solidnet.org/article/CP-of-India ... o-WHO-CPI/
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Post by blindpig » Mon May 18, 2020 11:54 am

Indian unions plan to go on nationwide strike on May 22
05/17/2020

Capital shows its face

Unions will go on strike May 22 to protest the suspension of labor laws. In their view, this violates international obligations under labor standards and human rights.

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Strikers in India

The strike will be held on the basis of a joint platform assembled from ten CTUs (Central Trade Union - United Labor Union), who decided to hold protests because of "anti-workers and anti-people protests of the government." This was reported last Friday by the labor organizations themselves. They also reported that they sent a statement to the International Labor Organization (ILO).

“The joint platform took note of the critical situation for the working people of the country during the lockout period and decided to intensify joint actions to solve this problem,” the communique says .

In total, 38 laws were suspended for 1000 days , only section 5 of the Wage Payment Act of 1934, the Construction Workers Act of 1996, the Compensation Act of 1993, and the Bonded Labor Act of 1976 remained in force.
Among those suspended are: On trade unions, On labor disputes, On occupational safety and health , On contract labor, On migrant labor, On equal remuneration, On maternity benefits, etc.

The leadership of several states - Gujarat, Himachal, Pradesh, Haryana, Odish, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar and Punjab - decided to increase working hours from 8 hours to 12 hours. Assam, Tripura and several others are actively preparing for the same.

All this, in the opinion of the trade unions, makes people exist in conditions of slavery, the statement of labor organizations says.
Their requirements include, in particular, immediate assistance to workers who are stuck away from home, the general provision of food for people, and monetary support for all workers.

Plans to take part in the strike: Indian National Trade Union Congress, All India Trade Union Congress, Hind Mazdoor Sabha, Center of Indian Trade Unions, All India United Trade Union Center, Trade Union Coordination Center, Self-Employed Women's Association of India, All India Central Council of Trade Unions, Labor Progressive Federation, United Trade Union Congress . Thus, out of the 12 largest unions, 10 will take part in the strike.

https://www.rotfront.su/indijskie-profs ... yut-vyjti/

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