Articles by: ChSN Murthy

Com. Vilas Sonawane – A Great Loss

Com. Vilas Sonawane – A Great Loss

On behalf of myself and of Federation of Independent Trade Unions-FITU, I wish to place on record our whole-hearted and deep condolences at the demise of Com. Vilas Sonawane, a dedicated and respected leader and activist of several people’s movements in India, particularly in the state of Maharashtra. Com.Vilas was of 69 years age, was suffering from parkinsonism and some[Read More…]

by 11/08/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Obituary: Com. PS Hochimin

Obituary: Com. PS Hochimin

By Ch SN Murthy and Dr S. Jatin  Kumar We are grieved to learn and inform the sad news that Com. PS Hochimin ( 51) died June 17 morning in Thrissur, Kerala. He fell sick some weeks ago, his friend reported, subsequently tested Covid positive, developed complications, hospitalized, and died. His last rites were conducted as per Covid protocol. We[Read More…]

by 19/06/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Workers’  Movement For Trade Union And Democratic Rights  At Anakapalli  In Visakhapatnam Dt. Of  AP

Workers’  Movement For Trade Union And Democratic Rights  At Anakapalli  In Visakhapatnam Dt. Of  AP

  Recent Month-long strike  of  Quarry/Stone Crushers Motor  workers of Anakapalli  area in Visakhapatnam District exposes harsh realities about how workers’ democratic  rights are denied in India, in particular  in Andhra Pradesh, despite high-sounding claims about democracy.  The sustained workers’ movement and the strike was by a small section of workers, but has exposed many features of India’s sham democracy,[Read More…]

by 22/04/2021 1 comment India
New Labour Codes On Wages, Social Security And Occupational Safety And Health

New Labour Codes On Wages, Social Security And Occupational Safety And Health

A Rehash of anti-worker policies, to serve imperialist and Comprador  Big Business interests, in the  name of ease-of-doing-business           There is little that is new in the  labour codes  on wages, social security and occupational safety and health; the measure promises  a few sops, but further nullifies workers’  rights and dilutes enforcement of labour laws.       This is Part-2[Read More…]

by 23/11/2020 Comments are Disabled India
New  “Code on Industrial Relations, 2020” :  United Struggles-   the  only  Way for Working-Class  to Exercise and Protect its Right

New  “Code on Industrial Relations, 2020” :  United Struggles-   the  only  Way for Working-Class  to Exercise and Protect its Right

       There is a debate on what the New Labour Codes recently enacted by the Modi Government  mean for the Working-class of the country. The government and the ruling party are claiming that nearly 29 labour laws of the country are simplified into 4 Codes  without causing any prejudice to the existing rights and benefits of the workers and[Read More…]

by 20/11/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Life And Work Of Com.Vuppuluri Subba Rao, Renowned Working Class Leader : Viewed in the light of controversy created by Kancha Ilaiah

Life And Work Of Com.Vuppuluri Subba Rao, Renowned Working Class Leader : Viewed in the light of controversy created by Kancha Ilaiah

Com.Vuppuluri Subba Rao (1924-1998), veteran working class leader of AP Com.Vuppuluri or VSR in short, veteran communist and working class leader of AP, and Founder of FITU,  breathed his last on 8th September, 1998. Every year he is remembered by his followers and admirers in September, in meetings held by Trade Unions (TUs) he founded. Due to Covid-19, we are[Read More…]

by 02/09/2020 2 comments Life/Philosophy
Quit India Movement: Some Aspects of History and Lessons  – Part 1

Quit India Movement: Some Aspects of History and Lessons  – Part 1

There are several aspects of Quit India Movement noteworthy like:  It was a movement that was full of contradictions:  No party was united or consistent on that, neither Congress nor Communists nor others.  No party could own it up or disown it in an unqualified manner. Because, among other things, every party had differences at the top, the bottom and[Read More…]

by 07/08/2018 1 comment India