People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 10, 2007
Action Programme & Demands
OBSERVANCE OF BONUS DEMANDS DAY ON JUNE 19, 2007
This day will be observed throughout the country by holding demonstrations at all the workplaces demanding immediate promulgation of Ordinance amending the Payment of Bonus Act to enhance the ceiling on calculation and eligibility limit. Telegrams will also be sent to the prime minister and minister of Labour, government of India.
COUNTRYWIDE STRIKE ACTION BY ANGANWADI WORKERS AND HELPERS ON JULY 10, 2007
All support to this strike will be extended by organising solidarity programmes.
COUNTRYWIDE STRIKE BY UNORGANISED SECTOR WORKERS ON AUGUST 8, 2007
In line with the direction given by the CITU 12th conference, the meeting decided to organise a countrywide strike demanding immediate enactment of a comprehensive legislation for the unorganised sector workers.
Accordingly, the All India Coordination Committee of Unorganised Sector Workers (CITU), in its meeting held on May 31, 2007 at Kolkata has decided the following preparatory programmes:
Conventions at state/district/regional levels, preceded and followed by intensive area level campaign
‘All India Demands Day’ to be observed through massive demonstrations throughout the country on the second day of monsoon session of parliament (third week of July 2007).
On the strike day, massive demonstrations and squatting by the striking workers will be held before the block/ district/ sub-divisional headquarters to ensure massive mobilisation by the striking workers on the street.
Immediate enactment of a comprehensive legislation for the unorganised sector workers on their service conditions, employment protection and social security benefit as per unanimous inputs furnished by all the Central Trade Union Organisations
Coverage of all basic labour laws to be extended to unorganised sector workers
Formulation of statutory minimum wages and its strict enforcement
Stringent implementation of Equal Remuneration Act for women workers.