CPI(ML) Red Star’s Call: Support the 26th All India Strike Call by the Central Trade Unions! Intensify Political Campaigns to Politically Mobilize the Workin

20 November 2020

The central trade unions have called for an all India general strike on 26th November against revoking all trade union laws won through numerous struggles from the colonial days, and replacing them with four orders taking away even all existing rights. And when the Covid19 pandemic started spreading, it was the tens of millions of migrant workers who had to suffer as Modi government announced the lockdown abruptly. In the name of the pandemic and lockdown almost all the employers have cut the number of workers drastically. In spite of court orders against it, 12 working day is imposed by most of the managements. Meanwhile, even while raising slogans like Self-reliant India, Make in India, the neo-fascist Modi govt is privatizing all remaining public sector undertakings, intensifying corporatization of all fields, throwing out more workers in its name also. While the strength of the working class in India has reached more than 400 millions, out of them only 5% are left in organized sectors while most of the remaining workers in the unorganized sectors are still not organized in the trade unions. It is helping the corporate forces to intensify their plunder of this cheap labour. All these factors have led unprecedented joblessness and pauperization among the working class.

At the same time, similar to what is happening in ever larger number of countries, the RSS neo-fascist forces are politically disarming the working class; they are engaged in saffronizing them and struggle fearing. It is in fact Manuvadi Hindutva in action.  Forces of counter-revolution have succeeded to dieline the revolutionary workers’ movement, and has succeeded to divide them based on caste, communal lines.

Though the leaders of these central TUs have refused take up leadership of these struggles, still it is important for the revolutionary left forces to actively participate in the campaign for the strike and in the strike itself through mobilizing political action in support of it. Meanwhile they have tp carry forward the Party’s campaign for politicization of the working class , to make them capable, and prepared for taking political slogans for the changing the ruling system towards people’s democracy and socialist alternative. Our slogan is: Working class unite with all oppressed and exploited section, fight against the Manuvadi Hindutva offensive of RSS neo-fascism!                                                                                                                                                 

CPI(ML) Red Star.

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Kabeer Katlat

The Communist movement in India has a history of almost a century after the salvos of October Revolution in Russia brought Marxism-Leninism to the people of India who were engaged in the national liberation struggle against the British colonialists. It is a complex and chequered history.