With the continuous
efforts of the CITU, thus the construction
workers had been marching forward through
bitter struggles and facing brutal repression.
It decided to organise the construction workers
at the national level on a common platform,
and as a major step formed a coordination
committee of construction workers for the
Eastern Region of the country in July 1979.
This committee conducted several campaigns
The CITU, then, called an all India meeting'
of the construction workers on15th September
1980 at Cannanore in Kerala to discuss the
problems of the workers in the construction
industry and to chalk out future course of
action for the betterment of working and living
conditions of construction workers. As per
the decision of this meeting an All India
Demands Day was observed on 20th November
1980 and a report on the working conditions
was sent by the CITU to the ILO in May 1982.
Some more all India meetings were organised,
e.g., on 25th August 1981 at Belur, Howrah
and on 7th November 1982 at Calcutta to review
the organisational position and the struggles.
On 10th April 1983 at Kanpur, a meeting of
the construction workers decided to organise
an all India convention on 22nd August 1983
in New Delhi and formed an All India Preparatory