New Delhi, Sep 28 (PTI) As many as 10 trade unions have decided to call a two-day countrywide general strike from January 8 to protest the BJP government’s “anti-people and anti-worker policies”, AITUC General Secretary Amarjeet Kaur said. Also Read - Delhi Police Arrests PFI Member for Spreading ‘False Propaganda’ During Anti-CAA Protests
The decision for the strike was announced at the National Convention of Workers in New Delhi on Friday, which was attended by workers affiliated to all major trade unions barring the RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. Also Read - Two New Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Delhi And Telangana, Says Centre
The trade unions express serious concern over the “deteriorating” economy due to the Centre’s “pro-corporate, anti-national, anti-people and anti-worker policies”, All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) General Secretary Amarjeet Kaur said. Also Read - Kejriwal Swearing-in: AAP Plays Safe, Says No Party Invited to Ceremony, But Baby Mufflerman Must Come
She also appealed to members of all trade unions to oppose the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections next year.
“To weaken the working class and the labour movement in the country, the Narendra Modi government has adopted policies which ultimately hurt the common man. The government’s policies are pro-capitalist. We have to ensure the BJP’s defeat in 2019 general elections,” Kaur said.
Echoing similar sentiments, Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) President Sanjeeva Reddy alleged that the Central government not only refused to respond to the just and genuine demands of the of the working class, but has suppressing the rights of workers, employees and trade unions.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.