Sunday, December 4, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
INSURANCE WORKER NOVEMBER 2011
Exciting developments are taking place across the world. What began as a small demonstration by a group of 70 Americans in Wall Street has turned into a global resistance against the inequalities and oppression of the capitalist system. The struggle is still in its infancy. It is too early to guess if the struggle would be satisfied with demanding some structural changes in capitalism or decides to work towards a larger objective. Whatever may be the direction of this movement, it has already shown the world that the power of the people is an unstoppable force of global change.
The Occupy Wall Street movement was inspired by the peaceful occupation of Tahrir square in
. The protestors said that it is no longer possible to tolerate the greed of capitalists; that 99% of the Americans cannot be forced to pay for the sins of 1% of Cairo which continues to live in filthy luxury. Though the movement that began on 17th September was looked at with skepticism, its steady popularity forced the media to recognize its cause and potential. The New York Times (October 8) had to concede that ‘extreme inequality is the hallmark of dysfunctional economy, dominated by a financial sector that is driven as much by speculation’ and it is this extreme inequality that fuelled the movement. The Occupy Wall Street movement spread far and wide across continents and on 15th October tens of thousands of people marched across 951 cities in 82 countries demanding an end to the capitalist exploitation and punishing those responsible for the crisis. America
The last three decades have indeed been very painful for the working people across the world. The collapse of the
Soviet Union and the triumph of Neo-liberalism under Thatcher and Reagan brought tremendous hardship on to the working class. The Neo-liberalism further widened the inequalities in all countries but more so in the . It is estimated that 1% of the Americans hold 42 percent of the wealth while the bottom 80 percent is left with just 7% of the wealth. The top 10 percent American holds 90 percent of the income gains while there is a decline in the real wage of the working class in the last 30 years. The richest country in the world ha over 15% of its population living in penury and one in six American is dependent on food coupons. The anger of the ordinary Americans who were made to believe that theirs is a great middle class society is quite understandable. Through their experience they have learnt that the 30 years of Neo-liberalism has been a period of ruthless class war and class exploitation by the rich. United States
This very ruthless exploitation and greed brought about the crisis in the financial markets in the
and the industrialized nations in 2008. The Crisis turned into a general crisis of capitalism. The United States and the industrialized nations pumped in trillions of dollars to save the failing banks and financial institutions while attacking the jobs and social security of the workers. While the crisis has pushed millions into poverty in these countries, the workers see that the people responsible for bringing about the crisis are rewarded with hefty pay and bonuses. The anger in the circumstances was natural and therefore the Occupy Wall Street movement began with the slogan that those responsible for the crisis should pay for the crisis. The movement is becoming larger by the day with the trade unions of the US now actively supporting the movement. The trade unions played an important role in mobilization of people on 15th October in large number of countries. United States
The Occupy the Wall Street movement has developed a sympathetic chord with the working class of
too. Since 1991 under neo-liberalism India has seen unprecedented transfer of national wealth and assets to the rich. This has resulted in huge increase in inequalities. While the number of dollar billionaires is increasing, more that 40 crore people live below the ridiculous poverty line drawn by the government. It is estimated that the top 50 families in the country control wealth which amounts to nearly 35 percent of the national GDP and ironically India is home to the to the largest number of hungry in the world. Fortunately the Indian working class today has closed ranks to challenge this unbridled exploitation of the poor and the loot of the national resources. India
The Occupy Wall Street Movement has inspired a global resistance against the capitalists exploitation. This movement has given new hope and confidence to the working class across the world. Whatever may be the final outcome of the movement, it is clear that capitalism can no longer operate in the manner it has operated so far. One hopes that this movement develops into a real global movement that would demand an end to the capitalist exploitation in the real sense. It is with this hope that we welcome the Occupy Wall Street Movement and urge the Indian working class to join this movement to demand an end to the exploitative social order.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Superannuation Function of Com.K.Venu Gopal
Charismatic General Secretary
All India Insurance Employees' Association
Com.K.Venu Gopal, charismatic General Secretary of All India Insurance Employees' Association , retired on 30.9.2011 after having 40 glorious and purposeful years of service in LIC. The Stalwarts like Com.Chandra Sekhar Bose, Com.N,M.Sundaram, Com.R.Govindarajan, Com.Rajappa, Com.Natarajan, Leadership from all Zones and Leaders from Fraternal Trade Unions attended the felicitation Function of Com.K.Venu Gopal. The applause was remarkable. Com.K.Venu Gopal rightly said it was felicitation to AIIEA, but not to him individually as he was product of AIIEA. The Speeches delivered in the felicitation underlined significance for further Strengthening of AIIEA on all Fronts. The felicitation inspired the attending comrades to rededicate themselves for Safeguarding LIC and GIC in Public Sector.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
New Delhi, August 20, 2011
CPI(M) Polit Bureau member M.K. Pandhe dead
Veteran trade unionist and CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Madhukar Kashinath Pandhe died of cardiac arrest at a hospital here in the wee hours today.
The 86-year old Pandhe was rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital last evening after he complained of chest pain. He died at 12:30 a.m.
Pandhe is survived by wife Pramila, herself a veteran leader of the CPI(M), and a son.
Expressing grief over his demise, the party Politburo described him as the senior-most leader of the trade union movement in the country whose seven decades of public life began as a student activist. He later rose to become “one of the outstanding leaders of the working class movement of India“.
Born on July 11, 1925 at Pune, he joined the Communist Party in 1943. He completed his post-graduation from Pune University from where he earned a doctorate from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics.
Pandhe, who was the Secretary of the Sholapur City Committee of the CPI, later took an active part in the Goa liberation struggle.
His singular contribution was to the trade union movement as a Secretary of the AITUC in the 1960s and then as one of the key leaders of the CITU of which he became the General Secretary from 1990 to 1999 and then its President till 2010.
He was elected to the CPI(M) Central Committee at the 10th Congress in 1978 and to the Polit Bureau at the 16th Congress in 1998. He held these positions till his death
When the Communist Party split in 1964, Pandhe took a “firm stand against revisionism” and joined the CPI(M). During his revolutionary life he spent four years and six months underground.
Associated with all the major working class struggles in the country in the last three decades, Pandhe played a key role in bringing about the unity of the central trade unions.
He commanded respect in all trade union circles and was a leader who was most accessible to any ordinary worker. He lived a life of utmost simplicity, the party statement said.
“As a dedicated Marxist-Leninist, Pandhe strove consistently to equip the working class movement with the ideology of socialism and to develop the political consciousness of the workers to enable them to discharge their revolutionary role in social transformation”, the CPI(M) said,
He was “a true internationalist” and a firm believer in anti-imperialism who worked constantly for developing the solidarity of the working class movement all over the world.
He led a large number of national-level unions, including the All India Coal Workers Federation, International Energy and Miners Organisation, and was a Member of Joint Committees in steel, coal, BHEL, BEL, Port and Docks, the National Shipping Board and the National Maritime Board.
His body will be kept on Sunday morning at the office of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), which he headed since 1999, and then the CPI(M) headquarters. The cremation will be at 1500 hours on Sunday.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
MEMORABLE & COLOURFUL
3rd JULY 2011
COMMITTED CADRES AND MEMBERS
Let all the Insurance employees feel proud of the AIIEA
Let the AIIEA be proud of the Insurance employees.
A MESSAGE FROM
A SPECTACULAR HOUR
A MOVEMENT CALLED AIIEA
THE GLORY OF AIIEA RESOUNDS
A TOTAL EXCITEMENT
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
RELEASE OF INSURANCE WORKER DIAMOND JUBILEE SPECIAL
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
Insurance Worker has commenced its publication from
with the current issue. The Journey that began in September 1957 from Bangalore continues uninterrupted. During this great journey, Insurance Worker displayed tremendous courage, maintained ethics and propagated the philosophy of the working class. This monthly journal of AIIEA today has acquired fame for its high standards and is widely respected by the trade union movement of the country. Calcutta
The status Insurance Worker has achieved is due to the tireless and dedicated work of the comrades entrusted with this job at Kolkata. Most of these comrades are no longer with us. We appreciate their contributions and salute their memory. After the publication of the journal was shifted to Chennai, the team led by Com N.M.Sundaram put in enormous efforts to maintain its standards and take it to still greater heights. We record our appreciation and gratitude to Com .M.Sundaram, Com R.Govindarajan, Com V.D.Somasundaram, Com K.David and many other comrades at Chennai for their immeasurable contributions.
Insurance Worker, the present team understands, is a great responsibility. This responsibility is accepted with the confidence that the new team will receive full cooperation from all employees across the country. A new chapter has begun from
HONOURING TEAM INSURANCE WORKER
DIAMOND JUBILEE OF AIIEA
GLOBAL FINANCE CAPITAL
- N M SUNDARAM
The greatness of AIIEA lies in the sagacity of leadership to foresee the developments and analyze the situation with correct political understanding which enabled the organization to draw out correct strategy to meet the challenges and also the exemplary unity of the employees in rallying round the flag of AIIEA. Today we take pride to note that AIIEA has occupied a prominent place not only in
but across the world in the comity of Trade Unions. This is possible because of the innumerable sacrifices courted by the leadership as well as many unsung heroes who worked silently and with total commitment and dedication to develop AIIEA to what it is today. On this occasion let us salute all those comrades who developed and nurtured AIIEA since its inception. India
LONG LIVE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF AIIEA