Trade unions give notice to government for one-day nationwide strike on 2nd September
Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will go on one-day strike on 2nd September 2016..
They have given a notice to the government saying that the employees who are members of the affiliated organisations of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will go on one-day strike on 2nd September 2016.
The central trade unions have been going on the general strike on September 2 for the past two years protesting the policies of the government.
Their charter of demand includes demand for urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2.Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3.Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.
4.Universal social security cover for all workers.
5.Minimum wage of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation (for unskilled worker).
6.Assured enhanced pension not less than 3000 p.m for the entire working population (including unorganized sector workers).
7.Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/state public sector undertakings.
8.Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent/perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as that of regular workers for the same and similar work.
9.Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund and increase in quantum of gratuity.
10.Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO conventions C-87 and C-98.
11.No FDI in Railways, Defence and other strategic sectors.
12.No unilateral amendment to labour laws.
The other demands included settlement of issues regarding modifications in the 7th pay commission, scrapping of National Pension Scheme, and issues related to appointment, bonus etc