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Strikes planned in India

International commitee to support people's war in India call to a massive
information in all factories and offices in all countries It needs that
classist trade-unions of different counties approve declarations,
petitions,.It needs that in same countries as in imperialist countries..
Italy, French, Canadian,  Galic, Austria, German..where there are classist
workers organisations in some occasion directed by Marxist-Leninist-Maoist
comrades, realize reunions, meeting for proletarian internationalism and unity in the struggle
workers in imperialist countries and Indian workers please send every news and texts to for make trasmission
to Indian comrades !

13 February 2012

February 28: Massive strike in India

Posted by redpines on February 10, 2012

Workers in India's cities have an incredibly militant history, and the
current moment is hardly different. Now India's trade union leaders are
planning a massive strike on February 28. The following article, however,
prompts questions: how well will revolutionary unions, reformist trade
unions, and unions with Muslim members coordinate with unions affiliated
with right-wing parties like Congress and the Hindu nationalist BJP? Will
the strike present further opportunities for collaboration between
revolutionary forces in the cities and rural scheduled castes and tribal
peoples? Will the strike be effective in exposing the rotten foundations of
India's "shining democracy" to the world?

Readers who are closer to these issues are encouraged to post their thoughts
and clarifying information.

The article originally appeared at The Hindu.

TUs gear for all-India strike
by Sunny Sebastian

February 5, 2012

Senior Communist Party of India leader and All India Trade Union Congress
(AITUC) general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta has termed the joint strike call
by the trade unions on February 28 as the biggest show of unity by the
working class and the poor.

All the leading trade unions, including the INTUC (Indian National Trade
Union Congress), affiliated to the Congress, and the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh
of the Bharatiya Janata Party, besides the Left unions - the CITU (Centre
for Indian Trade Unions) and the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) -
will participate in the strike.

"It is not these unions alone. The Shiv Sena's trade union in Maharashtra
and the Muslim League-affiliated trade union in Kerala too have extended
their support to the strike call. Besides the national level organisations,
hundreds of unaffiliated unions and local unions are going on strike, which
could be termed the biggest in the recent times," Mr. Dasgupta said.

Mr. Dasgupta was in the Rajasthan capital on Friday along with Sanjeev
Reddy, MP and president of INTUC; B.N. Roy, general secretary of BMS; and
Tapan Sen, MP and general secretary of CITU, to mobilise the cadres and
workers for the strike.

"This is perhaps for the first time the leaders of major trade unions are
travelling together all over the country in the run-up to the strike," Mr.
Dasgupta noted. "We have kept the strike outside the purview of politics for
the sake of trade union unity."

The union leaders have so far toured Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka,
Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. They would
be visiting Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim and
Himachal Pradesh in the coming days, the CPI leader said.

The "growing misery" of the common people, low wages, 10-hour working days
under miserable working conditions, job cuts, huge unemployment and growing
number of contract labour/jobs were given as the reason for calling the
strike. "This is only a wake up call. This is a warning signal to the United
Progressive Alliance government, whose policies of neo-capitalism have
brought about this situation in the country," Mr. Dasgupta said.

He said that while the government had no time for the workers, it could hold
talks on crisis management with Kingfisher airlines, which was facing a
financial problem.

"We have been trying to have a dialogue with the authorities for the past
month and a half, but nobody paid heed. In fact, Parliament too failed to
carry out its responsibility to the trade unions," Mr. Dasgupta, a sitting
member of the Rajya Sabha, alleged.

India Factory Workers Revolt, Kill Company President
Workers at the Regency Ceramics factory in India raided the home of their
boss, and beat him senseless with lead pipes after a wage dispute turned
The workers were enraged enough to kill Regency's president K. C.
Chandrashekhar after their union leader, M. Murali Mohan, was killed by
baton-wielding riot police on Thursday.
The labor violence occurred in Yanam, a small city in Andra Pradesh state on
India's east coast. Police were called to the factory by management to quell
a labor dispute.
The workers had been calling for higher pay and reinstatement of previously
laid off workers since October. Murali was fired a few hours after the
police left the factory.
The next morning, at 06:00 on Friday, Murali went to the factory along with
some workers and tried to obstruct the morning shift, local media reported.
Long batons, known as lathis in India, were used by police who charged the
workers, injuring at least 20 of them, including Murali.
He died on the way to hospital, according to The Times of India. Hundreds of
workers gathered outside the police station and demanded that officers be
charged with homicide.
Curfew and other civil orders were imposed in Yanam because of the uprising
that ultimately led to the murder of the Regency president. Police reported
that rioters also torched several vehicles outside the police station. Eight
Regency Ceramics workers were injured in police firing that followed; the
condition of two of them is critical. More than 100 protesters have been
India factory workers are the lowest paid within the big four emerging
markets. Per capita income in India is under $4,000 a year, making it the
poorest country in the BRICs despite its relatively booming economy.
At Regency Ceramics, workers went on strike Jan. 1 over the wage dispute.
The management had reportedly decided to slap a restraining order on five
workers and managed to obtain an order from a high court saying that the
striking workers should not come within 220 yards, more than the size of two
football fields, from the factory.
Once news of Murali's death spread, the factory workers allegedly destroyed
50 company cars, buses and trucks and lit them on fire. They ransacked the
factory. Residents joined hands with around 600 workers, while others were
enroute to Chandrashekhar's house.

After new fact " India Factory Workers Revolt, Kill Company President"
workers in italy in the campaign 2-9 avril 2011 issue this declaration
India, the country where "workers burn their bosses"

We toilers, workers, temporary workers, unemployed, salute the struggle of
the Indian masses against the Indian reactionary regime supported by
In India the masses are struggling against the bosses that lay off and
exploit, against high prices, corruption and State terrorism, with huge
strikes and demonstrations, factories occupied, attacks on the bosses.
In India the government decided to sell natural and human resources to the
Western imperialist corporations, the new monopolies of the owners of
biggest automobile and steel factories, such as Tata, Essar, Jindal, Mittal,
etc. which derive from the uncontrolled exploitation of workers, often women
and children, the profits that allow them to become shareholders of the big
international monopolies in those sectors, often in alliance with the
Italian bosses.
Against all this the Indian masses raise up and develop a people's war led
by the party of the working class of India, the Communist Party of India
The Indian government and the masses imperialism unleashed the repression
against the masses, under the name of "Operation Green Hunt", with
massacres, summary executions, raids against entire villages and the whole
tribal population, trying to delete what they call "the most serious
internal threat and a danger for the international system", the people's
war, that has as its goal to establish a new power based on unity of workers
and peasants, overthrowing imperialists, the bourgeoisie and feudal classes.
The struggle for the rights of workers and peoples, the struggle for jobs,
wages, living conditions, the fight for freedom, for democracy, to overthrow
the power of the bosses and establish a power in the hands of workers and
the masses, is an international struggle that unites us all over the world.
That is why we express the greatest solidarity to the Indian masses and the
Party that leads them, and wish they withstand the attacks of the enemy and
advance to victory.

This texts has been approved in steel factories in Taranto and bergamo italy
Photo The Hindu

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