Transform the Indefinite Nationwide Strike of July 11
into a General Political Strike
Carry Forward the Struggle
For Establishment of a Workers’ and Peasants’ Government
The strike with participation of 13 lakh railway employees is going to inaugurate on July 11. After 1974, it would be the first nationwide, indefinite strike of railways. Immediate and prominent demands of the strike include: Review of the recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission and the New Pension Policy, an increase in minimum wages from Rs.18000 to Rs.26000 pm and filling of the vacancies in railways. With declaration for joining the strike by the employees in Defence and Postal sectors, the total number of strikers may go beyond 35 lakhs.
From this angle, the strike of July 11 is very important. This strike may shake the capitalist government to its hilt, may bring it to its knees, and may pose a big challenge to the government led by capitalists.
To achieve this, broadest possible base must be acquired by the strike. To prevent its isolation and to make the strike effective, wider sections of the working class, especially those employed in strategically important industries and services, must be drawn to this strike. Alongside of raising and adding the demands that may influence the workers, employees all over the country, we must strive for transforming the strike into a general political strike, that finally must be turned to a revolutionary struggle against the capitalist government.