Trade unions decry anti-labour policies

Trade unions decry anti-labour policies
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Various trade unions on Thursday staged a dharna and organised a rally in protest against the anti-labour polices of Union government, on the call given by the joint action committee of trade unions, in Nizamabad district. More than 10 trade unions participated in the protest. 

Nizamabad: Various trade unions on Thursday staged a dharna and organised a rally in protest against the anti-labour polices of Union government, on the call given by the joint action committee of trade unions, in Nizamabad district. More than 10 trade unions participated in the protest.

The joint action committee of various trade unions INTUC, AITUC, CITU, TNTUC, IFTU, TRSKV, AIFTU, AICCTU, AICTU and others staged a dharna in front of District Collectorate in protest against the anti-labour policies being adopted by the Union government. Later, they submitted a memorandum to the District Collector. Earlier, they organised a huge rally in Nizamabad city and raised slogans against Union government.

Addressing the meeting, AITUC District Secretary Omaiaha said that Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was adopting anti-labour policies which according to him were harming the rights of labourers in the country. He said that they were holding the protest on the call given by Joint Action Committee comprising various trade unions and added that nearly 1.5 crore labourers were participating in the protest.

Omaiaha demanded that the Union government should immediately repeal contract and outsourcing systems in the country which were violating the interests of labourers. He demanded that the government should increase minimum wages up to Rs 15,000 keeping in view the rising inflation and cancel the Foreign Direct Investments (FDI’s) in public sector organisations.

The government should provide financial assistance to the labourers, he said. INTUC leader Venkulu, TNTUC leader Kotta Raju, CITU leader Ramesh Babu, IFTU leader Ravi, other trade union leaders and a large number of labourers participated in the protest.

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