CITU affiliated trade unions meet

Port Blair
29 Jul 2018

A meeting of the workers of trade unions affiliated to the  Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) was held here recently in which  the  issues  proposed to be highlighted during the ensuing Jail Bharo Andolan on August 9 and Parliament March  on  September 5  by  mazdoors,  farmers and agriculture workers throughout the country, were discussed.  Addressing the meeting, veteran trade union leader from Tamil Nadu and Politburo Member of the CPI (M) Mr G. Ramakrishnan  said that the Narendra Modi government is  demolishing various worker-friendly legislations to deprive the workers of  their legitimate benefits which they were enjoying all these years.  He said that the NDA government is  bent upon to  privatise almost  all the  public sector undertakings  at the behest of  corporates.  The government failed to fulfil  the  assurances given to the countrymen during the last Lok Sabha elections.   He said that the BJP’s  promise of  depositing 15 lakhs rupees in the bank accounts of each citizen out of the  black money  lying in foreign banks, has proved to be a hollow promise.  Mr Ramakrishnan said that thousands of  farmers are committing suicide in the country every year and the government has no policy to  help the farmers during their distress.  Referring to the situation in the islands, Shri G. Ramakrishnan said that  all democratic forces should come  forward to  fight against the  BJP and also to  introduce  democratic governance in the islands.   
Mr KG Das, secretary, CPI (M) A & N state organising committee, while speaking on the occasion, briefly explained the  corruption  prevailing in the islands and the failure of the  government to contain it.  He said that Administration has failed to implement even court orders which are in favour of the  workers. Mr B. Chandrachoodan, general secretary, CITU, A & N state committee explained in details the issues on which campaign programme is under way  throughout the country at the calls given by the  central trade unions  against the anti-working class policies of the central government. A large number of  workers and employees – both from government and private sector – attended the  meeting.  Shri M. Boominathan, president, CITU   presided over the meeting.