People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 09

February 27, 2011


CITU Congratulates Participants

In The Massive Rally


The following is the statement issued by the CITU on February 23, 2011.


THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions congratulates the more than five lakhs of participants in the historic March to Parliament on February 23, at the call of central trade unions for making this rally the biggest ever mobilisation in the capital city.


Raising the basic policy issues of the working people and all sections of downtrodden, the trade unions have sent a powerful message to UPA-II government that it should change its policies so as to end the deprivations of the working people.


The rally has seen men and women from all sections of workers unorganised sector, organised sector which included both private and public sectors, central and state government employees and employees from bank, insurance, telecom and defence production. Largest sections of participants were from the unorganised sector construction, brickiln, hamalis, autorikshaw, driver, beedi worker, handloom and powerloom workers etc.


The anger among the people in the rural and urban parts of the country was reflected by this great mobilisation demanding justice to the working people.


The CITU congratulates every section for their role in making this programme a great success. The CITU assures the people of the country that it will carry forward the unity of central trade unions and national federations and continue the struggle for our demands.