From the 2nd to the 5th of February, the Second International Mining Workers Conference will be held in Godavari Khani situated in the Singareni coal belt in Telengana. It is being organized by the National Preparatory Committee, consisting of ten unions of India for the International Coordination Group (ICG). The first conference was held in Peru four years earlier. Com. B. Pradeep, General Secretary of the IFTU and member of the ICG is the National Coordinator of the Preparatory Committee.
The International conference is being held in India at a time when our Govt. is accelerating the policy of opening up our natural resources for loot of MNCs and Corporate without virtually any stops. It is also opening up India wide for the Corporate to exploit our labour. Thus the mining sector in India faces contractualization, lowering of wages, poor implementation of safety standards, and increasing privatization in the name of outsourcing,… Read More