taken in 43rd All India Working Committee
Meeting of CWFI held at Calicut Kerala, on
1st-3rd June 2008 :
1. In support of 20th August 2008
— National Strike— the
following programme taken
a. Joint convention by 15th July 2008
b. Dharna on 30th July 2008
c. Strike Notice to be served on 4th
d. National Strike on 20th August
2. Contruction Workers Parliament
March on 22nd September 2008 - on the following
i. Implementation of 'Building and other Construction
Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions
of Service) Act 1996 in all the States and
Union Teritories before the end of 2008.
ii. Reduce the prices of all construction
materials including Steel and Cement.
iii. Housing for all the construction Workers.
iv. Proper implementation of —
'Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of
Employment and Conditions of Service) Act,
1979' and 'Immigration Act 1983'
v. The exemption of upto Rs. 10 lakh on construction
work in relation to somone own residence ---
which is mentioned in the definition of 'establishment'
should not be enhanced.
3. Organisational Financial Assistance to
*Karnataka State Building and other Construction
Workers Federation' to the tune of Rs. 12000.00
(Twelve thousand only) for one year from CWFI
4. AFFILIATION GRANTED TO TRIPURA
KASTHA SILPA SRAMIK (CARPENTAR) UNION
5. SIGTUR (Southern Intiative on Globalisation
and Trade Unions Rights) - Programme
a. Sigtur declaration day and
b. A day against 'Precarious Employment' will
be observed syncronising CITU Call.
6. a. Asia-Pacific Seminar on Migrant
For protection of Mirgrant Workers one day
in December 2008 will be observed at the call
of UITIBB (TUI OF WFTU).
b. In Kerala, T.N:, A.P. State level migrant
workers convention to be organised at the
earliest possible time (i.e. within 4 months).
c. CWFI delegation will meet Mr. Vayalar Ravi,
Minister for overseas Indian Affairs, Govt.
of India to submit a memorandum on the problems
of immigrant Indian workers in different countries
along with some M.Ps.
7. Up-to-date Report of activities of State
and Central Construction Workers Welfare Board/Committees
to be sent to all the Working Committee Members
in every 3 or 4 months.
8. Up-to-date information about the Minimum
Wages declared by GOI and State Govt. to be
conveyed to all the Working Committee Members
at least once in 6 months.
All the State Committee to demand before the
respective State Govt for the upward revision
VDA neutralisation rate.
9. Up-to-date report on Left Front Govt. of
West Bengal, Tripura and Left & Democratic
Front Govt. of Kerala -- on any policy declaration
in favour working class and toiling people
to be informed to all the working Committee
10. Last National Conference A/cs to be closed
11. After the Permission from CITU Central
Committee CWFI applied for international affiliation
with UITBB (TUI, Construction, WFTU). UITBB
approved our affiliation. We paid Rs. 20,000.00
(Twenty Thousand only) as annual affiliation
fee, which we will pay every year.
12. Bulletin — All the State Committee
will fix quota. They have to sent Advertisements
and write up for the Bulletin.
13. Every State Committee should take up social
Work like --- Blood Donation Camp, Health
Check-up Camp, Anti-AIDS Camp and Set up workers
14.a. Developing Leadership Skill (Building
& Construction Sector) at NLI, NOIDA.
Date : 1st-5th September 2008
Kerala - 2, T. N. - 2, A. R -1
Date : 15th-19th December 2008
Orissa - 1, Assam - 1, Manipur - 1, Tripura
- 1, H. P - 1
b. Health and Safety of Construction Workers
at NLI, NOIDA
Date : 22nd- 26th September 2008
Rajasthan - 1, Haryana - 1, H. P. - 1, Punjab
- 1, Jharkahnd - 1
15. All the affiliated unions are requested
to send their affiliation fee and special
donation to CWFI at the earliest.
Conclusion of the 1st AN India Working Women
Sub-Committee Meeting held on 2.6.2008 at
The meeting presided over by Comrade Malathi
Citti Babu. Comrades from W. B., Kerala &
T. N. attended the meeting.
After discussion at length the following decisions
have taken -
1. Within 3 months times in all the States
the state level working women convention to
Already in T. N., Kerala State & District
level convention held and state and district
level Sub-Committee set up and funtioning.
On 31.5.2008 Kerala State level working convention
held at Calicut, Kerala 152 delegates from
13 districts participated. Discussion held.
On the basis of 11 points demands throughout
Kerala a campaign movement will be launched.
A new State Sub-Committee of 31 members was
elected with V. K. Vaasantha Kumari as President,
A. K. Narayani as G. S.
2. 9 points charter demands formulated in
this meeting. On which a nation wide campaign
will go on —
i. 33% reservation for women in the legislature
to be implementedin practice.
ii. Equal wage for equal work
iii. Pension for women construction workers
to be paid at the age 50 year.
iv. Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 to be implemented
in projects works.
v. Under the guideline of Supreme Court, 'Complains
Committee' to be formed at District Level
to Prevent Sexual, Physical, Mental harassemnt.
vi. Training for Working Women to be ensured
to improve the skill.
vii. Free house sites with pattas (legal rights)
for Working Women to be given
viii. Strict implementation of Rural Employment
Guarantee Act in all District.
ix. More financial assistance should be given
to Working Women in Construction Industry
through Welfare Board.
meeting of unions from the Asia/Pacific region consisting
of delegates from India, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Vietnam.