Unity, Democracy, Militancy: New Trade Union Initiative in India

Toronto — 24 February 2013. Gautam Mody is Secretary of the New Trade Union Initiative, a trade union centre in India founded in 2002. NTUI proclaims itself as independent from political parties and it’s slogan is “Unity, Democracy, Militancy.” Its core constituent is the National Centre for Labour, a trade union of informal sector workers. … Watch video »

Toronto — 24 February 2013.

Gautam Mody is Secretary of the New Trade Union Initiative, a trade union centre in India founded in 2002. NTUI proclaims itself as independent from political parties and it’s slogan is “Unity, Democracy, Militancy.” Its core constituent is the National Centre for Labour, a trade union of informal sector workers. At its 2006 conference, the NTUI had around 300 affiliated unions. It has built a democratic organization that now represents more than 1 million workers with a special emphasis on informal workers. Gautam spoke to a meeting of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly, recorded 24 February 2013.