May Day 2023: Invoking the Power and Spirit of the Working Class in the Battle for Liberty, Equality and Solidarity

May 1, 2023 marks the centenary of May Day celebration in India. Internationally, the observance of May Day had begun in 1886 with widespread protests and strike struggles demanding an eight-hour limit to the work day. Following the Haymarket massacre in Chicago on 4 May 1886, the movement gained further momentum.

Observations of A Successful Strike and The Message of May Day 2022


Workers Resistance and AICCTU congratulates the working class of the country for making the all-India strike on 28 – 29 March 2022 a great success. The strike was made successful defying all machinations, threats, arrests, ESMAs and scores of intimidations not only by the Modi led BJP government but also by several non-BJP ruled state governments.

DECLARATION: National Convention of Workers

The National Convention of Workers held on 11th November 2021 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, at the initiative of Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and Independent sectoral All India Federations and Associations, gave a call to the working people to heighten the ongoing united struggles to the level of resistance against the desperate pursuit of anti-worker, anti-farmer, anti–people, pro-corporate and anti-national destructive policies by the Government of India which has brought the lives and livelihood of the entire people and the country’s economy to the brink of disaster.

Roll Back The Policy of Selling The National Assets, Including The Proposed Sale of Air India.

(Letter written to Prime Minister of India by Platform of central trade unions against the sale of Air India to TATA)

On October 8, your Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey announced at a press conference that the Tata Sons subsidiary, Talace Pvt. Ltd., had won the bid for the national carrier Air India. So in its third attempt, Government of India (incidentally, all under the National Democratic Alliance regime), the earlier bids having been made in the early 2000s and 2017-2018, has managed to get rid of Air India.