People's Democracy

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


No. 49

December 08, 2013




TUís March to Parliament, Dec 12


Ten Demands of the Joint Trade Union Movement of India

1.                 Concrete measures to contain price rise

2.                 Strict enforcement of labour laws

3.                 Constitute National Social Security Fund at the national level to provide universal social security coverage to unorganised workers

4.                 No contractorisation of work of permanent/ perennial nature; equal wages and benefits for contract workers as the permanent workers doing the same job

5.                 Minimum wage of not less than Rs 10000 per month linked with consumer price index; amendment to Minimum Wages Act to ensure universal coverage irrespective of schedules

6.                 Stop disinvestment of Public Sector Undertakings

7.                 Concrete measures for employment generation

8.                 Assured pension for all

9.                 Remove all ceilings on payment and eligibility for bonus, provident fund, gratuity etc

Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions No 87 and 98