The 56th National Working Committee of CWFI was held at Fatehabad, Haryana from 6th to 8th January 2016 started with a mammoth public rally of construction workers. CWFI vowed to unleash intensive campaign against right-wing communal onslaughts of RSS –BJP combined.
19th February’2016 All India Demand Day will be observed with the slogan “Save construction Industry Save construction workers”. CWFI will submit a memorandum to the Finance Minister, Government of India with a demand for more allocation of funds for construction work under different ministries. A similar memorandum will be submitted by the state level federation /union addressed to state chief minister on the same demands. CWFI demands the central government to shape up uniform benefits for all the beneficiaries enrolled under construction workers welfare board in different states.
CWFI will strengthen construction workers movement nationwide with intensive struggles and campaigns.CWFI strongly condemns the policy of Govt. allowing 100% FDI in construction industry and demands proper implementation of Pradhan Mantri Avas Yojana in all the states and for the Govt. to extend subsidy towards housing for construction workers.CWFI also demands an increase of pensions to the amount of Rs.2000 per month and a reduction of the age of pension eligibility for women to 55 years.