BMS not to take part in two-day strike

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2019 09:30:40


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BHARATIYA Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), affiliate federation and union will not participate in the nation-wide strike on January 8 and 9. The call is given National Trade Union. Government has already accepted the maximum demand and very positive on the remaining demands for which strike call is given.  It proves that the strike has political agenda behind it and unnecessarily workers are forced to go on strike. Under the leadership of BMS, all Central Trade Unions submitted a charter of 15 demands to Central Government.

On submission of charter, Government demanded few days time to think over it. At last BMS organised a massive rally of 4 lakh workers on Parliament to press the pending charter of demands. The main feature of the rally was the participation of 1.5 lakh lady members. The delegation of BMS met the Group of Ministers and discussed on the charter of demands.
Government agreed to meet the delegates Ministry wise independently to discuss in detail. At last BMS got success in settling some of the important demands. Government agreed to implement 12 demands-- enhancement in bonus and limit; increase in minimum wages; EPF pension of Rs 1,000; increase the gratuity amount to Rs 20 lakh; wages of Asha Karmachari increased etc.

“Government is very positive on the remaining demands. On taking all these aspects into consideration, BMS has decided not to support the politically motivated strike,” said Prakash Sowany, General Secretary of BMS, Vidarbha Pradesh, informs pressnote by Suresh Choudhary, Media Incharge of BMS, Vidarbha Pradesh.