11 central trade unions to observe strike on March 10

Central trade unions, including BJP-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), have decided to go on a strike on March 10, to protest against central as well as some state government's "anti-worker" policies and changes in laws through labour reforms. 

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 29, 2016, 15:42 PM IST
11 central trade unions to observe strike on March 10
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New Delhi: Central trade unions, including BJP-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), have decided to go on a strike on March 10, to protest against central as well as some state government's "anti-worker" policies and changes in laws through labour reforms. 

"All the Central Trade Unions met on January 27, 2016 and resolved to continue their protest action against the anti- labour policies of the central and some state governments," a joint statement of eleven trade unions said. 

According to the statement, the unions decided to observe March 10, 2016 as All India Protest Day against government indifference to the 12 point charter of demands and its unwillingness to restart discussions for working out concrete steps for resolution of the issues.

The unions also decided to organise massive National Convention of Workers in Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi in the last week of March 2016 to decide about the next course of united action programme. 

The trade unions reviewed the drastically deteriorating conditions of work and life of the working people and government going ahead with labour law amendments, disinvestment of PSUs and allowing FDI in strategic sectors.