Protests mark Day 2 of trade unions’ strike

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jan 2019 11:21:25


Staff Reporter,

TWO-DAY nationwide strike called by 10 Central Trade Unions and independent federations concluded on Wednesday. On second day of the strike, several employees of different Government departments staged demonstrations to press their demands and charged anti-workers’ policies of the Union Government.

During the strike, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) pressed demand to provide minimum wage of Rs 18,000, regularisation of ASHA and USHA workers, regularisation of contractual workers, solving unemployment problem, checking inflation, benefit of bonus and pension, stopping New Pension Scheme, strict implementation of labour laws and protest against disinvestment, privatisation, foreign direct investment and amendments in law laws.

Around 2,000 Anganwadi workers and workers along with employees of insurance sector, BSNL, pensioners, Central Government employees and workers of unorganised sector staged demonstration at Civil Centre Park.
All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF), Assistant General Secretary, B Guha Thakurta, Madhya Pradesh Kisan Sabha’s Kuraria, CITU, District Secretary, A K Nayak, Vinay Gupta, Anganwadi workers, State President, Vidya Khangar, Puja Kanogia addressed the demonstration and charged the anti-workers’ policies of the Government of India.

Similarly, members of Postal and RMS Joint Committee continued their demonstration in front of Regional Post Office. The demonstration was addressed by S K Nema, J P Shivhare, S K Prajapati, Balram Sharma, Mukesh Jain, Sumit Shukla and others. Workers of Bhawan Evam Anya Nirmal Mazdoor Ekta Federation Madhya Pradesh also staged demonstration on second day of the strike and submitted a memorandum to SDM Ranjhi at Collectorate to press their demand before Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

Through the memorandum, they demanded reconstitution of Bhawan Evam Anya Sannirman Karmkar Mandal with including representatives of Central Trade Unions, starting special campaign for providing identity cards to registered labours, providing benefits of welfare schemes to construction labours, increasing the amount of welfare schemes and providing financial assistance for marriage upto Rs 50,000 etc. Supporting the two-day strike of trade unions, employees of Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) worked at factory by wearing black badges. GCF Mazdoor Sangh President Mithai Lal Rajak, JCM-III, Sanjay Singh, A K Verma, Anil Mehrotra, K K Sharma, Rakesh Mishra, Rohit Yadav, Raja Pandey, VFJ Mazdoor Union’s Amrish Singh, Asim Dubey, Virendra Sahu informed that trade unions will also stage three-day nationwide strike from January 23 against the Government’s anti-workers’ policies.