(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 05, 2011
40 YEARS OF CITU
Thousands of Workers
Celebrate Proud History
Tamilnadu unit of CITU joined the nation in celebrating
40 years of struggle for workers. The celebrations to commemorate the
journey of the past 40 years began last year in
the function that was held at
addressing the mass gathering at Sivananda Colony,
Tapan Sen proudly remembered the heroic struggles waged by the working
also warned the working class to take the struggles forward
and not to rest on the past laurels. He particularly pointed out the
A Soundarrajan in his speech exposed the previous DMK led state government’s inaction on the implementation of labour laws in the multinational companies like Foxconn, Hyundai etc. He insisted that formation of union, a minimum wage of Rs 10,000 for the labourers, eight hours work and abolition of contract labour per se are four points on which the CITU will wage struggles in the coming days.
leaders who were part of the heroic struggles waged by
the working class in
Various cultural programmes were also conducted by several groups on this occasion. Nellai Thiruvudaiyan's songs, Singari Melam by Kerala Yuva Star Group, Bharathanatyam by Srikrishna Natya Kalashetra, Karthik Dance Troupe and many dance programmes by the wards of labourers enthralled the audience.
It was not mere cultural programmes. The songs portrayed the class struggle and social justice. The gist of the songs exposed the anti-worker stance of the ruling classes. Bharathanatyam dancers have also rendered patriotic songs. All the cultural programmes were very well received by the audience.
concluding function was presided over by P Kaliappan, president,
of workers took part in the function. Mill
workers, construction workers, un-organised sector labourers and middle
employees have come not only from
(with inputs from M Sakthi)