App Workers Protest Exploitation in Extreme Heat

The App Workers' Union (AICCTU) staged a protest in front of the Delhi Labour Commissioner's office on 20th June to highlight the increasing exploitation of app workers amid extreme heat conditions. Delivery workers from companies like Swiggy, Zomato, Instamart, Blinkit, and Porter, operating across various parts of Delhi, joined forces to voice their concerns about the relentless exploitation they face, even in the sweltering summer heat.

AICCTU Opposes Government Move to Relax Penalties to Corporates for Non-Deposit of PF Contribution

The All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) organised protests on June 24, 2024, against the significant reduction in penalties for non-deposit of PF contributions by corporations. This move by the NDA - Modi regime has been termed as permission for open looting by corporations and a betrayal of workers' hard work and earnings.

Central Trade Unions Raise Issues in a Pre-Budget Consultation with the Finance Minister

In a pre-budget consultation meeting with the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held in New Delhi on 24 June, the representatives of central trade union organisations and employees’ federations criticised the former for not holding such consultations during previous years. The CTUs also reminded the government of the highest workers’ tripartite forum, the Indian Labour Conference (ILC) which has not been called since the NDA governments came to power ten years ago.

Protect Workers from Heat Wave and Rising Incidents of Factory Fires

AICCTU, Delhi unit has called for immediate measures from the Government of NCT of Delhi including the Office of the LG and Chief Minister to protect the workers amidst the heat wave and rising incidents of factory fires in Delhi. In a recent incident, three workers were killed after a massive fire in Delhi’s Narela industrial area on June 8. According to reports, the workers were employed in a cramped-up food processing unit where they were forced to work in a 12-hour shift without any protection or safety measures.

Victory for Victoria Hospital Workers in Bengaluru

On 8th May, 2024, 55 workers in Bengaluru who were working as ward attenders in Victoria Hospital (BMCRI) were terminated for the sole reason that they had demanded payment of wages of 2 months, which was due to them. The workers were on a protest from 8th May onwards seeking that they be immediately taken back to work. On 10th May, the workers were detained by the police for having demanded their work, which was their legitimate rights. However, the workers refused to be defeated and continued their protest.

HEC Workers Who Helped in Success of Chandrayaan-3 Mission Working Without Salary Amid Fear of Privatisation

Thousands of workers of Ranchi based Public Sector Undertaking, Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited (HEC) played a vital role in India’s Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya L-1 missions, and are today on the streets, with many forced to sell tea and newspapers for their livelihood.

AICCTU Conference held in Bishnupur, Bankura

Local committee conference of Bishnupur AICCTU was held on 24th September at Bishnupur Municipal Dormitory. The stage was named after Sushila Handi (sanitation workers leader of Bishnupur) and Seema Chakraborty (founder of women’s organisation in Bishnupur). The conference paid homage to the migrant workers killed in an accident in Mizoram and paid tribute to all martyrs and departed comrades.