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  • Government amending labour laws without consulting us: Trade Unions June 16, 2014

    Alleging that the workers and labourers' interests were not being safeguarded in Rajasthan, several trade unions on Monday said BJP government in the state was trying to amend labour and industrial laws without consulting them. "The labour laws are not being implemented properly causing a loss of wages, working hardships, and...
  • Agartala: Left Front candidate submits nomination from West Tripura March 18, 2014

    Ruling Left Front candidate Shankar Prasad Dutta on Tuesday filed his nomination from West Tripura seat. Before submitting his nomination papers, Datta participated in a big procession by ruling CPM which travelled in different parts of the capital town. The 58-year-old leader, who is General Secretary of Tripura unit of CITU, said,...
  • J&K: Protests against rape of 5-year-old in Delhi continue April 22, 2013

    Jammu: Protests against the rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi continued in Jammu for the second day with various organisations condemning the incident and demanding action against all those involved in the case. The Jammu unit of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) said it was shocked by...
  • Left unions condemn sacking of workers by Maruti August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Left trade unions CITU and AITUC on Friday criticised Maruti Suzuki for deciding to dismiss 500 regular workers before reopening its plant in Gurgaon and demanded Haryana government's intervention to ensure that the decision is reversed. Condemning the decision, CITU General Secretary Tapas Sen said they opposed the violence...
  • Partial impact of trade unions strike in Mumbai February 28, 2012

    Mumbai: The nationwide strike called by trade unions on Tuesday to protest "anti-labour" policies of the government, rising prices and disinvestment of PSUs, had a partial impact in the country's commercial capital, with only financial institutions getting affected. Barring banking and insurance sector, which have a large presence of trade unions,...
  • Nationwide strike hits normal life in Delhi February 28, 2012

    All nationalised banks are shut, with employees hoisting banners at their offices. Bus services, however, is reported normal. ...
  • Go on strike and lose your salary: Kerala CM February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Normal life was disrupted in Kerala on Tuesday due to the country-wide strike called by central trade unions to protest the 'anti-labour' policies of the UPA government. The roads of capital Thiruvanthapuram wore a deserted look. Buses and autos are not plying. The Oommen Chandy government has issued notice...
  • CITU apprehends disturbance in law & order in WB February 27, 2012

    Kolkata: CITU on Monday said that law and order situation in the state on Tuesday might get disturbed "in view of the West Bengal government's aggressive posture" in opposing the nationwide general strike called by central trade unions. "The way the government is taking an adamant stand in opposing the strike,...
  • Left, traders' body up in arms over ICRIER report June 20, 2008

    New Delhi:The Left is not happy with a report on the impact of organised retail on small traders by Conference on Deepening Financial Sector Reforms and Regional Cooperation (ICRIER). The Delhi-based think tank submitted its report to the Commerce Ministry on what is the impact of organised retailing on small traders...
  • Trade unionism shuts down Satyajit Ray's film institute April 3, 2008

    Kolkata: Bengal's premiere learning centre for film and television production – the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, has closed down for an indefinite period. Much to the embarrassment of the Bengal government and the ruling CPM, the authorities allege they have reached the end of their tether on account...
  • Left calls for CITU strike, workers don't care August 8, 2007

    New Delhi: CPI-M-backed labour union CITU has called for a 24-hour nationwide strike on Wednesday demanding benefits for workers in the unorganised sector. But the workers themselves don't think a strike is their best option. Twenty-one-year- old Shyam Sunder Singh sells corn in Kolkata's Ezra Street for a living. If...
  • Indian employees call off strike May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Employees of state-run carrier Indian put off proposed mass casual leave, slated for Friday. They have said that flight schedules will remain normal for Friday. Some 14,000 employees were planning to go on casual leave, protesting the management's failure to pay them arrears for the last 10 years. The strike...
  • Left Strike: Who cared, who didn't December 14, 2006

    New Delhi: The nationwide strike called by Left unions against the Government's economic reform policies crippled the Marxist bastions of West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura and affected banks and industries in many states. While the red bastions witnessed virtual shutdown, slogan shouting Left-backed MPs gave Parliament a feel of Kolkata and...
  • Beggar strikes it rich on strike day December 15, 2006

    New Delhi: While the rest of the state reels under a Left-sponsored strike, a beggar strikes it rich the right way. Sounds unbelievable? The nationwide stir called by trade unions may have succeeded in affecting normal life across the country, but it also affected the ‘normal’ life of a leprosy-afflicted woman...
  • Cops 'rough up' journos, break camera December 14, 2006

    New Delhi: Delhi Police officials deployed to manage a demonstration at an airport on Thursday allegedly misbehaved with journalists and one official reportedly broke the camera of a photojournalist. Employees of Airports Authority of India Limited had organised the demonstration at the Indira Gandhi Airport as part of the nationwide strike...
  • Strike spares IT | Tramp strikes big December 14, 2006

    New Delhi: For the first time in the history of trade union strikes, West Bengal's IT sector was largely spared from the general strike sponsored by Left-leaning trade unions even as normal life was brought to a grinding halt across the Left-ruled states of West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura and...
  • House party: UPA gets it from Left December 14, 2006

    New Delhi: Left MPs on Thursday replaced the BJP as the main Opposition voice in both Houses of Parliament. In the Rajya Sabha, the Left parties forced an adjournment as MPs stood up and raised slogans against the Government's economic policies and in the Lok Sabha, the Left and Samajwadi...
  • IT gets a taste of trade unionism December 14, 2006

    New Delhi: Marking an unusual departure in West Bengal's history of trade union strikes, the IT and IT-enabled services are being spared from the purview of the general strike called by the Left-affiliated trade unions even as life came to a standstill in West Bengal, Kerala and some other parts...
  • BPOs can unionise: ILO | Your say December 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Even as India’s IT industry gets its first taste of trade unionism with the Left-backed CITU asking them to join the countrywide stir on December 14, the International Labour Organisation on Wednesday said the employees of Indian BPOs are well within their rights to unionise themselves. ILO Director Kari...
  • Join stir, red union tells IT sector December 12, 2006

    New Delhi: A Left-backed trade union is giving the IT industry the first taste of trade unionism. The Centre of Trade Unions (CITU) – India’s trade union body – has announced that the sector is not excluded from general strike called across the country on December 14. The announcement, made...
  • BPO workers now have an 'Agony Aunt' November 16, 2006

    Kolkata: Is your manager misbehaving? Is your boss over-friendly? Are you facing harassment at workplace? Are you a victim of over-surveillance? If yes, then the Centre for Indian Trade Union (CITU) could help. A man barking over the phone at an employee like in Bollywood movies, an unwelcome male colleague clasping...
  • Debate: Do BPOs need trade unions? November 16, 2006

    The CITU-sponsored union, called IT Services Association, is aimed at call centre employees. ...
  • CITU forms first IT trade union November 16, 2006

    Kolkata: IT professionals in India now have their first trade union. At the launch of the IT industry's first trade union in Kolkata, the Centre for Indian Trade Union alleged that labour laws were being routinely flouted by several BPO firms in India. Firebrand leaders also went to the extent...
  • Join club: Red union tells WB IT cos November 14, 2006

    Kolkata: The CITU (Centre of Indian Trade Unions) President of West Bengal, Shyamal Chakraborty says all is not well on the IT front. Chakraborty was speaking at the launch of West Bengal IT Services Association, the first dedicated trade union for IT and ITES professionals. He illustrated the need for a union...
  • Bengal's IT dilemma: To unionise or not October 25, 2006

    Kolkata: The reformist West Bengal government disposes. But Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), the trade union arm of the country's biggest communist party that rules the state, proposes anew. The outcome is hunt for a synthesis formula on trade unionism in the burgeoning IT sector. The nascent West Bengal IT...
  • BPO workers say no to trade unions October 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Trade unions have a new agenda - bringing India's BPO sector under their realm. BPO workers have plush offices, fat pay packets and five-day working weeks. This along with weekend parties and an HR department that pampers them through and through make sure that employees don't feel the...
  • Trade unions come calling at BPO door October 12, 2006

    New Delhi: Plush offices, jaw-dropping salaries, pampering HR, weekend parties, five-day working weeks -- can BPO workers have any such grievances that may require them to stand up as an union against the management and strike work? "Yes, they do," say Indian trade unions. In fact, various trade union bodies like...