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BREAKING- Trade Unions call for Bharat Bandh tomorrow, 25 cr people to participate

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Central trade unions have called for a nationwide strike on Wednesday, January 8. The Bharat Bandh, which is being supported by trade unions such as INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC, has been called to protest against the government’s policies which are ‘anti-people’.

A joint statement issued by the central trade unions said that nearly 25 crore people are expected to join the strike against the “anti-worker, anti-people, anti-national policies of the Government”. The statement further stated that “The Ministry of Labour has failed to assure on any of the demands of workers which called a meeting on January 2, 2020. The attitude of the government is that of contempt towards labor as we construe from its policies and actions,”

The statement by the Trade Unions has criticized the government over the privatization of major installations such as Air India and the decision to sell Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). They said that the merger of BSNL-MTNL has thrown thousands of people out of jobs. Over 93,000 telecom workers are already thrown out of jobs under the garb of the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS). The merger of banks, corporatization of 49 defense production units and privatization of railways are some of the other issues raised by the central trade unions.

 

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