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TUI (P&R) HOLDS IT’S MEETING AT ILO HEADQUARTERS, GENEVA ON 13-06-2024.

A delegation of TUIP&R) consisting Coms. Quim Boix, General Secretary, Anda Anastasaki , Deputy General Secretary and Bachir Hakem, Secretary, Organisation have participated in the ILO Conference in Geneva and Com. Bachir Hakem had delivered the speech in the conference on behalf of TUI (P&R).

The leaders utilized the opportunity to hold the meeting at Geneva with participation of other functionaries virtually from 2.30 to 4.30 PM (IST ) on 13-06-2024.

Com. Anda Anastasaki controlled the proceedings. Com. Quim Boix initiated the meeting and gave a good account of the functioning of TUI (P&R) and narrated the history of pension and the attacks by the capitalism. He emphasised the importance of joint struggles of both workers and retirees.Com. Bachir Hakem presented a brief report after the successful 3rd Congress held at Athens in April, 2024.

Then leaders of various organisations of Columbia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, African Coordinator Com. A. Drissi etc spoke.

From India two comrades who were part of AITUC delegation to ILO Conference also addressed the meeting on the ill effects of NPS.

Finally Com. K G. Jayaraj spoke on the Indian situation after the general elections and stated that the organizations are committed to continue the struggle for restoration of OPS, BSNL and Bank pension updations and resolution of other pending issues. Com. K. Ragavendran could not speak due technical problems. Com. D. K. Debnath, General Secretary, AIPRPA also participated in the meeting.

CHQ PAYS HOMAGES TO COM. T SESHAIAH.

Com. T. Seshaiah, a sincere and devoted leader of telecom unions in Hyderabad shouldered the responsibility of District Secretary, AIBDPA, Hyderabad after his retirement. He was only 73 and passed away at 4.25 PM on 13-06-2024 after a brief brain related illness. It is a great loss to our organization.

CHQ pays homages to the departed leader and conveys hearfelt condolences to the bereaved family and comrades.

WFTU statement on the World Day Against Child Labour 12 Jun 2024

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant voice of 105 million workers who live, work, and struggle in 133 countries of the 5 continents, reaffirms that the class-oriented trade union movement is fundamentally opposed and timelessly struggles against the capitalist exploitation and particularly the inhumane and bloody child labour.

On the occasion of June 12th, World Day Against Child Labor, we strongly condemn the barbaric exploitation of children as cheap labor force all over the world. Even in the most advanced economies, underage exploitation is a fact, and childhood is stolen from children. The big capital monopolies, driven by their endless thirst for profits exploit the children as cheap labor. Especially amid the capitalist crisis and the deepening of intra-imperialist rivalries, the exploitation of children is intensifying even more, always with a view to maximizing the profits of multinationals. Child workers are mainly employed in the sectors of agriculture, fishing, and mining, while other children work even as modern-day slaves.

As the world’s class-oriented trade union movement, the WFTU organizes with unwavering commitment our struggle for the abolition of child labour and for the total protection of ALL children’s rights:

– The children’s right to proper nutrition and healthcare in a world where thousands of children die daily, because of lack of food and while hunger is responsible for half of child deaths in Africa.

– Public free and compulsory education for all children.

– Recreation and access to leisure activities that develop the children’s personality and talents.

We demand all the necessary measures to be promptly taken for the adequate protection of children from child labor, as well as for the covering of all of their contemporary needs. The international class-oriented trade union movement intensifies its struggle and initiatives against child labour and all forms of exploitation.

TUI(P&R) ORGANISED AN IMPRESSIVE WEBINAR ON 12-06-2024.

In the webinar held from 8 PM to 9.45 PM on 12-06-2024, Prof. Beranice Remirez Lopez presented the subject ” An Approach to the current situation of retirement systems. ” In the one hour speech, she presented the pension systems in various countries, mainly in Latin America. The presentation was impressive and educative with facts and figures in tables and graphics.Almost all the countries barring a few have switched over to contributory pension and private pension as part of the attacks on workers by the capitalism. So the working class along with the retirees are fighting against this onslaught.

Coms. K G Jayaraj, K Ragavendran and D K Debnath participated from India.

IDA TO INCREASE BY 1.4% FROM 01-04-2024.

Labour Bureau has at last released the Consumer Price Index for three months, ie February, March and April, 2024 on 07-06-2024. Actually, as per the usual practice , the February Price Index was to be released on 28-03-2024 based on which the IDA from April,2024 is to be determined. Though, Labour Bureau has not mentioned any reason for the unprecedented delay in releasing the CPI monthly, it is presumed that it may be due to the Model Code of Conduct of the Election Commission.

As per Consumer Price Index numbers of February,2024, released by Labour Bureau on 07-06-2024, IDA Rate on 2007-Pay-Scale & Pension is likely to INCREASE by 1.4% w.e.f. 1st April 2024 i.e. 215.4% (existing) + 1.4% (increase) = 216.8% (from April, 2024.

Payable only after DPE issues necessary orders.

KUTCH BHUJ DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD SUCCESSFULLY.

The 4th biennial district conference of Kutch Bhuj, Gujarat was held at Giant Group Hall Lal Tekri in Bhuj on 30-05-2024.Com.J T Sanghavi, District President presided over the conference. Com.M M Vaidya, District Secretary welcomed and presented the report and Com. A S Pathak, District Treasurer submitted the audited accounts. Com.N N Patel, Circle President inaugurated the conference with an impressive speech. Com.M B Chaniyara, Circle Secretary and CHQ Vice President delivered the keynote address by explaining all the issues. Com. Sunil J Thakar, CircleSecretary, BSNLCCWF, Shri. R P Marvada, DGM and Shri. Nishant Visani, IFA also addressed. Several issues were raised by the delegates , mostly pertaining to the SSA, in the discussion that followed and appropriately replied. After adopting the report and accounts , the conference elected the office bearers unanimously with the following important functionaries, Com. R J Maheswari (Patron) Com. J T SAnghvi (President) Com.M M Vaidya (DIstrict Secretary) and Com. A S Pathak (Treasurer). Com.M B Chaniyara, Circle Secretary, Com.N N Patel ,Circle President along with the District Branch leaders met Shri. Manojkumar, GM and discussed the issues pending settlement and got a positive response.