We had earlier invited you
to participate in circulated the invitation
for the National Meeting of NCC-USW held on
30th September 2004 at Chennai. A brief report
of the Chennai meeting is enclosed herewith.
It is planned to hold a meeting on 6th November
2004 at 3.00 pm at the office of Mobile Crèches,
DIZ Area, Sector - IV, Raza Bazar, Near Gole
Market, New Delhi - 110001, Phone: 23363271.
The agenda of this meeting is the formation
of a Reception Committee for the unorganized
sector workers Rally of 23rd March 2005.
We wish to inform you that the next national
meeting of NCC-USW will be held on 21st November
2004 from 9.00 am to 12 noon at Shivaji Park
, Dadar, Mumbai. This meeting will be held on
the occasion of the Samta Sammelan at the concluding
programme of the S. M. Joshi Birth Centenary
Celebration at the Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai.
Unorganized Sector Worker (Regulation of Employment
& Condition of Work) Bill 2004 prepared
by Tamil Nadu team of NCC-USW, was circulated
before the 30th September 2004 meeting and discussed
at that meeting. The various suggestions which
came out at that meeting have been incorporated
in the proposed draft. Shortly, a meeting on
the revised Bill 2004 will be held in Delhi
between 15th to 20th November 2004. The exact
date and venue will be confirmed on phone in
accordance with the availability of Shri T.
S. Sankaran at Delhi. The proposed Bill will
be further discussed at the 21st November 2004
at Mumbai and we will also be inviting suggestions
from all the Central Trade Unions and other
stakeholders on the proposed Bill. After incorporating
suggestions of Mumbai meeting and the suggestions
received from Central Trade Unions
and others, the proposed Bill 2004, will be
submitted to the Labour Minister of the Central
All the individuals and organizations receiving
this circular are requested to send us their
proposals on the comprehensive central legislation
for USW to the NCC-USW. If you have not received
a copy of the proposed Bill prepared by NCC-USW
you are requested to obtain one from us; you
may then submit your suggestions.
As part of the campaign of Unorganized Sector
Workers, the NCC-USW team has participated in
the following programmes to mobilize the participation
of all those individuals and organizations who
have been involved with the unorganized sector
1. 1st to 4th October 2004 - National Convention
and Rally of Indian Habitat Campaign.
2. 8th to 10th October 2004 - 2nd National
Convention of the People's Right to Information
3. 19th October 2004 - Convention of the Employment
Guarantee Act., organized by SAHMAT at Delhi-
V. P. House, Rafi Marg.
In next two months NCC-USW teams will participate
in the following forthcoming programme to mobilize
support for NCC-USW Rally of 23rd March 2005.
1. 20th November 2004 - NCC RW meeting at 11
a.m. - Maharasthra Janata Dal office 10-C D
O Barracks, Jivan Bima Marg, Opp. Yogkshem Building,
Near Mantralaya Bus Stop., Churchgate, Mumbai,
2. 21st November 2004 - Unorganized Sector
Workers Meeting between 9 am to 12 am at Shivaji
Park, Dadar, Mumbai.
3. 21st November 2004 - S. M. Joshi Birth Centenary
Programme, Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai.
4. 21st November 2004 - Founding convention
of All India Agricultural Workers Alliance planned
5. 30th November 2004 - NAPM Rally on Displacement
and Rehabilitation at Delhi.
6. 5th December 2004 - Peoples Dignity Rally
You are requested to keep us informed of the
activities of different segments of unorganized
sector workers in your region, participate in
such meetings and inform them of the NCC-USW
campaign for comprehensive social securities
legislation and its impact on the life of unorganized
Your confirmation for 21st November 2004 meeting
will help us in planning the above meetings.
Accommodation has been provided at Janata Kendra,
Tulshi Wadi, Tad-Deo, [To reach this place,
please get down at Mumbai Central Rly. Station,
then come out to the western side and Janta
Kendra is just 5 minutes walk. ]
Dr. Jimmi Dabhi (Subhash Bhatnagar)
Indian Social Institute Coordinator
Regular employment at a living wage is
the dream and the first demand of the
poor in our country. A majority of the
poor in India continue to live in rural
areas and depend on wage labour for their
survival. Guaranteeing the right to work
calls for an "Employment Guarantee
Act", whereby the government is legally
bound to provide work for able-bodied
individuals. This would ensure not only
an assured source of income but also can
ensure that an individual can provide
decent living conditions for self and
A rally would be held on 10 Dec 04 at
New Delhi to sensitize the Members of
Parliament of the dire need for such an
important legislation for our country
and also to ensure that the matter is
raised and debated in the winter session
of the Parliament which would commence
In order to ensure that the requisite
message is conveyed to the political leadership
of our country, it has been decided that
all constituents of NCC-USW in various
states would prepare a banner with the
words "EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE NOW"
boldly emblazoned on it and obtain, as
many signatures as possible, on the banner,
of persons from various walks of life.
The banner should reach the office of
NCC-USW, New Delhi by 1 Dec 04. The minimum
size of the banner should be that of a
regular saree length. Any further qualification
can be obtained from this office. All
are requested to extend their whole hearted
cooperation in this important matter.