For the first time in one hundred and thirty five years the workers of the world will not be on the streets on May Day. Many have likened the present coronavirus crisis to a war even comparing it to the two world wars. But this is not a fight between humans, a fight for domination of one people over another, a fight for land and power. Nor is this like the global economic crises of 1929 or  of 2008 caused by economic collapse. The pandemic is not the ‘source’ but the ‘cause’ of an economic crisis which we are now  facing. This is a crisis we have not faced before, a crisis whose roots lie in the conflict between human society and nature.

Even the Pandemic does not affect the Rich and the Poor alike

Like everything the...

Comrades, friends, brothers and sisters May Day Greetings !

Today the working people face very serious attacks.

Using Covid-19 as an excuse, the employers and Governments want to push us back to those days, 134 years ago, when the Chicago martyrs sacrificed their lives fighting for 8 hour work day. The BJP Government at the centre is reportedly taking measures to legalise 12 hour working day...

wftu160All Parties Have to Take Responsibility

to Save the Lives of the Workers Garment Workers’ Trade Union Centre, representing the interests of more than five million garment workers in Bangladesh, a leading supplier of garments in the whole world, has called on all parties involved in the industry to take a responsible role in tackling the global Corona pandemic. The statement also...

The U.S. President Donald Trump, ever known for his uncouth behaviour and uninformed utterances, is openly threatening India to comply with its dictates or face retaliation. This tyrannical attitude is simply not tolerable. All India Peace and Solidarity Organision condemns in strongest words President Trump's unacceptable, public threat. This is not the way a nation deals with another sovereign...

The World Federation of Trade Union, on behalf of its more than 100 million workers in 132 countries of the 5 continents, denounce the death of two people after the police attack on a workers’ protest in Bangladesh.  The Crown Wears workers were demanding their unpaid wages and benefits by blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway at Jamirdia area of Bhaluka in Mymensingh on Monday, April 6th...

Communist Party of ChinaThe Communist Party of China and more than 230 political parties from over 100 countries issued a joint open letter Thursday, calling for carrying out closer international cooperation to beat COVID-19. The following is the full text of the joint open letter.

Today, as COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the globe, it constitutes the most urgent and serious challenge to both the health of the...

30th March 2020

To:
The Prime Minister of India
New Delhi
Sub: Food and Shelter for the Migrant Workers during lockdown period

Dear Prime Minister Sir,

We have earlier, on 24th March 2020, brought to your notice the serious problems of the unorganised sector workers, including migrant workers as a result of the country wide lockdown to contain the corona virus pandemic. We have urged upon you...

AITUC strongly condemns the use of disinfectant spray on the migrant workers in Barreliey who were desperate to reach home and walking for miles on the highways. It is criminal to use chemical spray on human bodies as it can cause nausea, vomiting, head ache, irritation and damage to eyes, and in severe cases agitation, delusion, drowsiness, hallucination, impaired judgment, excitement, and mood...

The COVID pandemic should be a final wakeup call.

Mr Asaf F Vardag President,Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General  Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) ,   Malik Ali Umar Awan President Mr Faysal Abbas  Secretary General Pakistan National Federation of Trade Union (PNFTU) Ch Tariq Javeed President Peoples Trade Union...

AITUC takes serious note of the gloomy situation for several crore  of workers , who are migrant/ contract/casual / daily earners to run their kitchens in the wake of lock downs of 75 districts resulting out of Covid – 19 spread.  The address of the Prime Minister was too late and too little without any commitments on the part of government for necessary financial package, for necessary...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant voice of more than 100 million workers in 132 countries, expresses its support and internationalist solidarity with the teachers in Sri Lanka who went on a countrywide strike on February 26th, 2020. The impressive participation of 95% of the teachers reveals the total agreement and unifying of all teachers with the fair demands that are expressed...

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