Land Bill: AITUC to hold nationwide protest on May 14

 All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) on Thursday said that the land acquisition Bill by the Centre will help corporate and land mafia in grabbing farmers' land and it will launch a nationwide protest against the legislation on May 14.

Commuters inconvenienced as Kolkata taxis go on strike

Traffic in the eastern metropolis virtually came to a standstill Friday with trade unions calling a 24-hour taxi strike to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses".

Kolkata taxis go on indefinite strike, commuters harried

Commuters were left stranded and harried on Thursday as Kolkata's taxis stayed off the roads again after their unions called an indefinite strike to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses".

Tripartite talks fail, strike to continue in NLC

An early end to the six-day old indefinite strike by more than 10,000 contract labourers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation looked bleak with first round of tripartite conciliatory talks held here on Monday ending in a deadlock.

Corporates influencing political leaders: Dasgupta

CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Monday alleged that corporates were trying to influence political leaders ahead of general elections in the country.

More struggles against UPA govt in offing: AITUC

Mounting a scathing attack on the UPA government, pro-CPI AITUC on Saturday said more united struggles against its policies are in the offing.

Bharat Bandh Day 2: Stone pelting at factory, vehicles damaged in Noida

Around 200 workers pelted stones at factory in Sector 5 breaking windows and damaged vehicles on second day of 48-hour nationwide strike, even as authorities imposed prohibitory order in the district.

Response to strike overwhelming: Trade unions

Central trade unions Wednesday said that the first day of their nationwide strike in support of demands to contain inflation and employment generation had drawn "overwhelming response".

Two-day strike: `Travelling arrangements being made for people`

Delhi government on Monday said it was making all necessary arrangements to ensure that commuters do not face any hardships during the two-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions.

There will be no shutdown in Bengal, asserts Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday declared that her government will not allow forcible enforcement of the two-day shutdown called by central trade unions.

Trade Unions firm on strike, to hold talks with govt

Central trade unions remained firm on their call for two-day strike despite appeal from Prime Minister even as they were set to meet senior Union Ministers on assurance of looking into demands.

AITUC rejects PM`s appeal to call off stir

AITUC General Secretary Gurudas Dasgupta rejected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s appeal to call off 2-day nationwide strike of trade unions from Feb 20 saying govt would have to settle demands.

PM appeals to Trade Unions to call off strike, offers talks

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed to protesting central Trade Unions to withdraw their 2-day strike from Feb 20 saying it would cause loss to economy, inconvenience to people and offered talks.

Two-day strike call to give a strong message: Yechury

Trade unions CITU, INTUC, AITUC, BMS and Left-backed banking sector unions have jointly called the country-wide general strike.

Trade Unions are untouchables for Manmohan Singh: Gurudas Dasgupta

CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta accused PM Manmohan Singh of treating trade unions as `untouchables`.

Diesel decontrol to lead to overall price rise: Gurudas

AITUC leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Thursday slammed the Centre for virtual deregulation of diesel prices and claimed it would fuel price rise.

‘Govt statement on proposed strike ritualistic’

Major trade unions have said they would not consider ritualistic statement as there has been no genuine move to
consider workers` demand.

AITUC protests price hike

A group of about 100 agitators gathered at the Residency
Road and shouted slogans against the price hike of daily-use
items.

AITUC threatens Parliament gherao after Sept 7 strike

The AITUC has threatened to gherao Parliament after the
September 7 nation-wide general strike if the government
failed to relent on its demands.

Centre acting like `puppet` of corporates: AITUC

The AITUC on Sunday charged
the UPA Government at the Centre with giving into pressures
from big business corporate houses instead of trying to
alleviate sufferings of the masses hit hard by price rise.