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Unions raise voices against ‘anti worker’ policies

Central trade unions on Friday upped the ante against the Narendra Modi government’s “anti worker” policies including amendments to labour laws and disinvestment in public sector undertakings and warned of further intensifying their protest in the coming days.

All the central trade unions including the RSS-affliated Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) came together to organise a nationwide stir, including a massive protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi and dharnas at various state and district headquarters. They denounced the various decisions by the government which they said would have “serious negative impact” on the working conditions including trade union rights of the workers and employees.

The trade unions said that the “unilateral” move by the government may compel the unions to further intensify the joint action programme, including sectoral and general strike.

“A new phase of united action of the trade unions has begun. We will be continously going on struggle now. All the 11 central trade unions took part in the protest. “Each and every trade union lambasted the government for its anti-worker policy and the trade unions would not allow the government to do whatever it wants just because they have clear majority,” CITU president A K Padmanabhan said.
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