(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 12, 2010
Historic General Strike on Sept 7
following is the statement issued by the central trade
unions on September 7, 2010 from
WARM greetings to the working people of the country for the historic strike on September 7, 2010! The central trade unions of the country - INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, UTUC warmly greet the working people of the country for the historic strike against price rise, violation of labour laws, disinvestment in profit making public sector, retrenchment, layoff and also against contractualisation.
The general strike was also called to demand adequate central funds for the social security of the unorganised labour, who constitute more than 90 per cent of the workforce of the country today.
strike had its impact on
every branch of economy. There was not a
single state where there was no strike, even in
All the metropolitan cities were deeply affected. Not only West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura, even Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and other states have vigorously responded to the strike call. A number of flights have been cancelled due to the strike in the petroleum sector.
The unity achieved after 63 years has inspired workers to move into action. Not only public sector, in private sector also, the strike was significant.
to our estimate, more
than ten crore workers have participated.
While greeting the workers warmly for the united action, the central trade unions call upon them to prepare for a massive march to parliament in the month of February, 2011 if the issues raised by the trade unions are not sorted out.