Resolutions Adopted In The National Council Meeting Of AICCTU

10 - 11 JULY 2022, COIMBATORE

  1. The National Council of AICCTU resolves to intensify the struggle against the disastrous policies of the Modi regime. It has decided to launch a country-wide campaign in the month of September 2022 which would culminate in state level rallies in the state capitals including the national capital, Delhi. The campaign will demand the repeal of four anti-labour codes and scrapping of the National Monetization Pipeline, in addition to protesting the escalating unemployment, skyrocketing price-rise, rampant privatization, contractualisation of work force, massive retrenchment, wage cut and dismantling of social security including welfare boards.
  2. The AICCTU appeals to the State Governments not to implement the Central Labour Codes and to reject formulating mandatory state rules for its implementation. 
  3. The AICCTU demands the scrapping of the Agnipath Scheme in military recruitment.
  4. The AICCTU resolves to fight against the targeting of religious minorities, especially Muslims, against the Hindu supremacist policies of the BJP Government and against any attempts to divide the working class.
  5. The AICCTU condemns the actions of the Modi Government including the arrests of dissenters, those who speak truth to the power and those who fight for the rights of people, the working class, dalits and adivasis. We demand the release of all political prisoners.  
  6. The AICCTU stands with the struggles of all municipal workers of Karnataka in their fight for the permanency of all workers including drivers, helpers, loaders involved in solid waste management in Karnataka and also in other parts of the country. 
  7. The AICCTU resolves to continue the struggle of scheme workers, especially ASHA, Anganwadi and MDM (Mid-Day Meal) workers and demands that they be recognized as workers with wages on par with the government employees and with dignified working conditions and social security benefits. 
  8. The AICCTU strongly opposes the launch of the private train from Coimbatore to Shirdi (Maharashtra) on 14 June 2022 under the policy of “Bharat Gaurav Yojna” – a policy that facilitates the privatization of passenger trains in an underhand manner. 
  9. The AICCTU expresses its solidarity and extends full support to the struggling workers of Zydus (Glucon-D manufacturing company situated in Sitarganj, Uttarakhand) against the closure and demands immediate re-opening of the company. 
  10. The AICCTU demands the Modi Government to arrive at a wage settlement with the Public Sector Insurance Company employees by fulfilling their demands and extends its full support to the demands of the insurance employees and their struggles including strike actions.
  11. The AICCTU strongly condemns the repressive actions of the Bihar government against the striking employees of local bodies in the month of June 2022, including imprisonment of their leader Bhagya Narain Choudhary from Motihari for 23 days. It demands the government to withdraw all cases against leaders of striking employees and to fulfill their demands.
  12. The AICCTU stands with the struggles of guised contract workers of the Public Sector Undertaking, the ITI Ltd (Indian Telephone Industries)., who were terminated for having unionized. The struggle has reached its 223rd day (as on 11 July 2022) and we demand that the Central Government and Ministry of Communication to step in and immediately reinstate the workers with full back wages and attendant benefits.
  13. The Puducherry L&T Management has thrown out nearly 300 workers on the streets for demanding their legitimate rights and wages. The workers consequently launched a struggle which is still continuing for more than 120 days. The AICCTU demands immediate reinstatement of all the workers. It also demands the intervention of the Puducherry Government in fulfilling the just demands of workers and for an immediate resolution of the industrial disputes. 
  14. The AICCTU resolves to stand in solidarity with the struggling employees of Puducherry Electricity Department against the privatization of the Electricity Distribution Company (DISCOM). It demands the Union Government to stop the privatization of DISCOM in Puducherry. 
  15. The AICCTU demands the Tamil Nadu Government not to indulge in anti-labour and illegal contractualisation of load men in the public distribution system (PDS) of the state and in the zoological park at Vandalur, Chennai. We demand that the wages of the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC) workers be placed on par with that of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) workers, and that the services of all so-called temporary workers employed at the zoo be regularized. 
  16. The AICCTU stands in solidarity with workers and the people of Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, against the privatization of the Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant and demands that the Central Government should stop the privatization of all steel plants. 
  17. The AICCTU extends solidarity to the strike call given by the municipal and sanitation workers of Bihar and Andhra Pradesh and demands that the State Governments fulfill all their demands. 
  18. The AICCTU stands with the struggles of contract workers of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Lady Harding Medical College, Kalavati Saran children Hospital and Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of nursing who have been protesting for more than 100 days at various places in Delhi.
  19. The AICCTU condemns the “out of bound” order issued by the administration of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi against Comrade Sucheta De, the Vice President of AICCTU and former president of JNUSU (Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union) and stands with the struggles of the JNU workers. 
  20. The AICCTU wholeheartedly supports the farmers’ demand for Minimum Support Price (MSP) and demands justice for the killing of farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri.
  21. The AICCTU strongly condemns the police attack on the people of Dhinkia, Orissa who were agitating against land acquisition by the government in favor of Jindal’s company, the JSW.
  22. The AICCTU strongly condemns the central and state governments for their negligence which resulted in the untimely deaths of frontline workers including health and ASHA workers.
  23. The AICCTU strongly condemns the negligence of state authorities that has resulted in the untimely deaths of workers in man-made factory fire accidents in Mundka, Delhi and in several other places. It demands that immediate action be taken against those responsible for these incidents and demands just compensation to the families of the deceased.