People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 34

August 31 , 2008


CPI(M) Firmly Stands For Right To Strike

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on August 28, 2008.

In the context of certain remarks made by Comrade Buddhadeb Bhattacharya in a meeting of the Assocham in Kolkata, the Polit Bureau wishes to clarify the Party's stand.

The CPI(M) firmly stands for the right to strike by the working class as a fundamental right. It has consistently supported the all-India general strikes of the trade unions against the neoliberal policies of the Central government and other urgent issues of the working class and toiling people.