CITU protest in Middle Andaman

Port Blair
22 Mar 2017

The Centre of  Indian Trade Unions, Middle Andaman Zonal Committee organized a massive procession and public meeting at Rangat Bazar recently protesting against various anti-labour policies of the central government and A & N Administration.  A large number of workers working in various departments like APWD, electricity, forests departments, participated in the procession. On culmination of the procession, a public meeting was held  at   Rangat Bazar in the evening.  Addressing the public meeting,  B. Chandrachoodan, general secretary, CITU A & N State Committee criticized the central government for  pursuing various anti-labour policies in utter disregard to  protest  by central trade unions jointly at the national level.  He said that  trade unions’ rights are being curtailed  at the behest of  corporate houses.  A. Boominathan, president, CITU State Committee lambasted the A & N Admiministration  for not  conceding to the demand of the workers  to extend the 1/30th of pay plus DA scheme of the Govt. of India to the daily rated mazdoors working in the APWD.   VK Krishnadas, Secretary, CITU Zonal Committee and  Karuppaiah, Secretary, ASNVMS, Rangat branch and leaders of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers Association  Nadarajan,  Sadan Chandra Das, Adaickalam  also  addressed the meeting.