खालील लिंक सुद्धा पहा.1.AITUC Kerala
All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) was founded in 1920 with Lala Lajpat Rai as its first president. Upto 1945 Congressmen, Socialists, Communists worked in the AITUC which was the central trade union organisation of workers of India. Subsequently the trade union movement got split on political lines.
The unions affiliated to AITUC are from textile, engineering, coal, steel, road transport, electricity board and of unorganised sector such as beedi, construction and head-load workers, anganwadi, local bodies and handloom. Recently a number of agriculture workers' unions have affiliated themselves to AITUC.
The first session of the AITUC was held under the presidentship of Lala Lajpat Rai. In his presidential address, he exhorted the workers:
"Indian labour should lose no time to organize itself on a national scale. Capital is organized on a world-wide basis. It is backed up by financial and political strength, beyond conception. In order to meet the danger, Indian labour will have to join hands with labour outside India also, but its first duty is to organize itself at home".
"At present, our greatest need is to organize, agitate and educate. We must organize our workers, make them class-conscious and educate them in the ways and interests of common weal."
The AITUC may affiliate to itself any bonfide trade union which is in existence for at least one year and which satisfies the following conditions.
The trade union seeking affiliation shall make an application according to the form.
It shall pay an annual contribution and special levies, as provided in these rules.
It shall send a copy of its rules and regulations, a list of its office bearers, a copy of the statement of accounts for the official year, giving and average paying membership for the period, duly audited as per the provisions of the Trade Unions Act; and such other information or materials as the general secretary of the AITUC may require.
The application for affiliation shall be forwarded through the state committee wherever such committee exists, to the general secretary of the AITUC with remarks, if any , made by the state committee regarding eligibility of the union for affiliation under the Rules of AITUC. The state committee shall take care to see that more than one union in an Industrial establishment in the area is not recommended for affiliation, if any other union seeks affiliation in the same industrial establishment in the area the state committee will make appropriate recommendation after undertaking suitable investigation and after trying to bring about an understanding between the two unions. Such applications shall be forwarded by the state committee to the general secretary within a period of two months.
The minimum fee which a union desiring affiliation to the AITUC shall charge to its members shall not be less than three rupees per year, to be collected either monthly, quarterly, half yearly or yearly.
The working committee of the AITUC shall have the authority of accepting or rejecting any application for affiliation from a trade union, provided, however, that in case of the acceptance or rejection of any such application by the working committee, it will be open to the general council, or to the general body of the AITUC to confirm or set aside such a decision.
The working committee/general council shall have the right to disaffiliate any union on any of the following charges:
Non-payment of affiliation dues for three consecutive years ;
Including in anti-AITUC/anti-working class activities.
The working committee/general council shall have the right to suspend or expel any individual office-bearer or member of the working committee or of the general council if such a member includes in anti-AITUC anti working class activities.
Any union or individual against whom action is proposed to be taken under sub-rule (c) (i) and (ii) shall be informed in writing of the charges against it/him to answer the charges.
A decision of the working committee/general council shall be by simple majority of those present.
Any union/individual against whom action has been taken may appeal to the next higher body. The general council will also have the right to review its earlier decision. Pending the appeal/review, the decision of the working committee/general council shall however be fully operative.
DemandsA statutory enactment providing for a six-hour working day.
Minimum living wage.
Right to work as a fundamental right.
Equal wages for equal work, without racial or sex discrimination.
One month's leave full pay, or an equivalent amount as compensation when leave is not granted.
Unemployment, sickness, oldage, accident and maternity, insurance, comprehensive social sequrity scheme to be introduced.
Pension for widowed mothers, unmarried mothers and dependent children.
Formation, through trade unions, of workers' committees in factories, workshops, business houses and all other places where collective work is performed, with a view to control conditions of work inside these places.
Abolition of the employment of children under 15 years of age.
Payment of wages to women workers three months before and three months child - birth.
Abolition of other systems of recruiting labor such as through contractors, middlemen etc.
Abolition of fines and debts.
Effective control of the subscribers over the provident funds.
Worker's participation in Management.
Protection of environment.