The Modification of Labour Laws will serve Interests of Imperialists and Capitalists- STUM

The Modification of Labour Laws will serve Interests of

Imperialists and Capitalists- STUM



14Oct 2014, Raipur- A one-day convention on the subject- ‘Modifications in Labour Laws and its 


impact on Labour Class’ was organized under the banner of Sanyukta Trade Union Manch (STUM) 


 October 2014 at Malayalam Library, Sector-6 Bhilai. The main speaker at the convention 


on 12th


was Comrade. Sanjay Singhvi, General Secretary, Trade Union Center of India (TUCI). Other trade 


union leaders present in the occasion were Com. Bharat Bhushan Pandey, Com. Sudha Bharadwaj, 


Com. Kaladas Dehariya (CMM Mazdoor Karyakarta Samiti), Bheemrao Bagdey (CMM), C.R.Bakshi, 


G.N.Singh, Vinod Soni (AITUC), Vijendra Tiwari (ACTU), Com. Surendra Mohanty (Ispat Shramik 


Sangh), Ganesh Ram Chowdhary (CG Mazdoor Shramik Sangh), Com. Soura Yadav (CPI-ML), Com. 


Nand Kashyap (CITU). Numerous labourers as well as delegates participated in the convention.


Speaking on the occasion Comrade. Sanjay Singhvi General Secretary (TUCI) said that the 


government is incessantly imposing anti-people, neo-liberal policies in the name of so called ‘Good 


Days’, ‘Come Make in India’ and ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’. In order to enhance the loot of labour 


and natural resources, the existing labour laws are being modified and thus the government has 


opened the doors for the multinational companies to establish a corporate raj in the country. Modi 


government has proposed about 52 amendments, which has been already accepted by the cabinet 


and will be soon passed in the Loksabha and Rajyasabha too. The important amendments which 


will directly affect the labour, working class are-


1. Factory Act 1948 in which there is provision for safety and security for the workers, 


2. Industrial Dispute Act 1947,


3. Contract Workers Act 1970,


4. Apprenticeship Act 1961


5. Labour Act 1988 and Overtime act etc.


The government is conspiring to amend and discontinue these hard earned rights of the working 


labour class thus making them slaves to the hands of multinational companies, corporates and the 


capitalists. There are not only a few amending proposals but there are many, which are intended 


to suppress the innocent working people of the country. He emphasized on the unity of working 


class as well as the trade unions in order to fight extensively against the anti-people people 


policies. He called upon all the organizations and masses to unite in thousands of numbers against 


the devastating policies and to hit the roads for a nationwide strike on 5th


Comrade. Sudha Bharadwaj said that the ongoing changes and amendments are not in the favor 


of the laborers and the working class. The overtime period is being increased to 100 hours, thus 


the subject of 8 hours duty is going to be knocked out. Women workers will be forced to work 


in the night shifts, thus oppressing them too. The tradition of maintaining registers is now being 


stopped. The small factory act is being introduced where the factory owner will not be held 


responsible for any kind of accident occurring in the factory where there are less than 40 workers. 


Neither any action will be taken against the factory. Thus there is a complete planning to oppress 


and suppress the toiling masses.


C.R.Bakshi (AITUC) condemning the Modi government said that the amendments which the 


government is going to do is a matter of grave concern. The government is explicitly attacking 


the labour class. Comrade Janaklal Thakur, President (CMM) said that the neo-liberal policies are 


being imposed on the common massed from the time of Atal Bihari Bajpeyi rule, and the Modi 


Govt. has just extended their work openly and broadly. Thus, Modi led BJP government is bent 


upon devastating the country by enforcing the imperialistic globalization policies. These policies 


will do no good to the nation and is leading it to a path of destruction.


Com. J.N.Singh, Bharat Bhushan Pandey, Mridul Sengupta, J.P.Nayar, Bheemrao Bagdey, Com. 


Soura Yadav, Vijendra Tiwari, Ganesh ram Chowdhary, Vinod soni and Com. Nand Kashyap also 


expressed their views on the forceful amendments of labour laws in interest of the capitalist and 


imperialists.


In the second part of the convention, an executive committee was formed which includes all the 


main leaders of various organizations inorder to successfully execute the strike on 5th


2014 against the increasing attack and oppression on the labour class, dalits, peasants, workers 


and women. The martyrs were remembered and tributes were paid to them in the program. 


The convention was steered by Com. Kaladas Dehariya which ended with the presentation of 


revolutionary songs.


To,


The Editor, Bharat Bhushan Pandey


……………………………… Vice President (TUCI)

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