Govt to discuss unions’ 10-point charter today
The government has invited 11 central trade unions to discuss their 10-point agenda and issues relating certain amendments in labour laws, which were opposed by them earlier, on Friday.
Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Power Minister Piyush Goyal, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and MoS for Finance Jayant Sinha will attend the meeting to discuss issues flagged by unions on various aspects, particularly labour law amendments of the past, a union leader said.
“The government has invited us for discussions on our 10-point charter tomorrow in view of <g data-gr-id="18">national</g> convention of central trade unions called on May 26 for direct action,” he said.
“The government has deputed their four ministers-- Piyush Goyal, Bandaru Dattatreya, Dharmendra Pradhan and Jayant Sinha. It is quite possible the all central trade unions may decide to go on a strike in view of government’s unilateral labour reforms,” he added.
The central trade unions’ 10-point agenda includes demands like government steps to deal with issues like price rise and unemployment. Providing universal social security cover for workers and stopping disinvestment of PSUs are also part of demands.