Left parties support labourers’ protest against Centre on Jan 8, 9

Mysuru, December 26:- “Leftist parties will support the protest called by labour organisations against the central government’s anti-labour policies on January 8 and 9,” said district organising secretary of SUCI, M Umadevi at a press meet organised by Left-wing parties at Mysuru Press Club on Tuesday.

“Though planned publicity has been given saying bandh will result in a huge loss, the loss due to corruption, illegal mining is much more than that. It should be stopped to protect the wealth of the nation. Labourers, farmers and public have to be protected,” she added.

“Employees of 10 centralised labour organisations, bank and security sector will take part in the strike. More than 20 crore people will be part of it,” said district secretary of CPI H R Sheshadri.

“We have staged such strikes in 2015, ’16 and ’18. But the demands have remained unsolved till today which has made the protest inevitable,” he added.

“The rights of the common public are being snatched. Working class is under attack. Swaminathan Commission report has not been implemented. The price hike and corruption are uncontrolled,” he said.

“Demonetisation appears to be a failure as the central government itself could not give proper statistics on its impact. It is tough to start labour organisations these days. The privatisation of banks will make the country undergo loss. The central government has failed to provide jobs. More than 6 crore people have lost jobs. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been sidelined to give importance to Ambanis. The government sector is getting shut down slowly. Railway employees, central and state government employees, KSRTC employees, auto drivers, farmers, students, ASHA and Anganwadi workers and mid-day meals workers are taking part in the strike,” he added.

K Basavaraju, B Ravi, Chowdalli Javaraiah, Somaraje Urs, and others were present. (MR/KMR).

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