CITU convention at Rangat raises issues of working class

Port Blair
29 Oct 2017

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions has organized   a convention at Community Hall, Rangat recently as part of the nation-wide campaign by central trade unions against various anti-working class policies being pursued by the NDA government.   About 500 workers representing a number of trade unions affiliated to CITU from Diglipur upto Bakultala participated in the Convention. The Convention also discussed about various anti-working class steps being taken by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration.
Inaugurating the convention, B. Chandrachoodan, general secretary, CITU Andaman and Nicobar State Committee criticised the central government for trying to ruin the labour laws which were in force right from British era. All the labour legislations are being amended to suit the corporate sector at the cost of millions of workers. Government sector is put on sale and the beneficiaries of these policies are the multi-national companies and their  cohorts in the country  who  through the media try to influence the ruling parties, democratic institutions and media.  He also criticized the A & N Administration for harassing the workers in government and private sector.  He said that the Andaman & Nicobar Administration refuses to implement even the Supreme Court orders and Govt. of India’s directives on grant of 1/30th of pay plus DA to the workers.  
Addressing the convention, Madan Mohan Das, Secretary, North Andaman Zonal Committee of CITU explained in brief the nexus  between the corrupt officers, ruling politicians and contractors in North Andaman who are  looting the public exchequer. VK Krishna Das, Secretary, CITU Middle Andaman Zonal Committee, Natarajan, secretary, Rangat Branch of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association also addressed the convention.