Mysuru, October 30:- Condemning the central and state governments’ anti-farmer and anti-labour policies, central labour unions will be staging a nationwide protest on November 26, said Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) state general secretary Meenakshi Sundaram here on Friday (October 30).
Talking to reporters at Mysuru Press Club, Meenakshi said, “The Centre has amended Labour Acts to favour the corporates. Twenty-nine Labour Acts have been amended and four Bills have already been passed in the Lok Sabha. The Bills are totally anti-labour which help employers to sack their employees at will.”
She said, “The Centre’s latest move has only increased unemployment in the country. This will also lead to a financial crisis in India. The Farmland and APMC Acts are also out to ruin farmers’ lives. These amendments will only help capitalists to buy any amount of farmland from farmers. We will be protesting against this on November 26.”
The leader said, “INTUC, HMS, CITU, AITUC and TUCC and various like-minded federations had met on October 2 to discuss their future course of action. It was decided then that we will all be protesting on November 26. The banking sector, the insurance sector and government workers will be supporting our protest.”
She added, “Because of the government failure, the coronavirus cases are on the rise and many people are dying for want of treatment. Due to lockdown, many establishments are facing closure. Many workers did not receive their salaries during the lockdown. Instead of coming to their rescue, the government is trying to give an excuse.”
K N Umesh, H S Sunanda, G Jayaram and Balajirao were present at the presser. (MR/KS)