Trade Unions to observe general strike in Sept

Last Updated: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 23:21

Shimla: Trade Unions across the country will
observe a general strike in the first week of September to
protest against "anti-labour" policies of the government, CPI
leader Gurudas Dasgupta said here today.

Dasgupta, General Secretary of All India Trade Union
Congress (AITUC) who was here in connection with All India
Working committee meeting of AITUC, charged both the UPA and
NDA governments were following anti-labour policies and
workers suffered from a feeling of insecurity.

He said AITUC and other trade unions have decided to
launch a struggle against the government and hold a joint
convention against price rise on July 15 next in Delhi.

"All the trade unions of the country will also organise a
rally in Delhi in the first week of December to put pressure
on the central government to change its policies", he said.

He said trade unions cutting their political affiliations
are united on the issue of price rise and against the "anti
people" policies of the government.

Dasgupta alleged government was denying the working class
of its democratic rights and pursuing policies which adversely
affected the working women and agricultural labourers.

He charged women labourers were being denied maternity
leave.

Dasgupta accused the Himachal Pradesh government of
ruthlessly pursuing its agenda of privatisation and not paying
any heed to demands and problems of the people.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 23:21

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