People's Democracy

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


No. 23

June 05, 2011




Central TUs to Protest Countrywide


HELD at the INTUC office in New Delhi on May 29, with G Sanjeeva Reddy in the chair, a meeting of the central trade union organisations, viz the CITU, BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, TUCC and SEWA, noted with serious concern that despite several rounds of all-in united protest by the entire trade union movement of the country, the government has remained totally unresponsive to major concerns of the working people.


The central trade unions called upon the working people of the country to further widen the unity achieved through united struggles and launch united protest actions against the unresponsive government through joint countrywide struggles. The meeting also notified a programme of actions in this regard.


According to the statement issued after the meeting, the central trade union organisations will jointly observe a Protest Day through demonstrations, rallies and dharna etc at all the workplaces, state capitals and district headquarters on June 23, 2011, against the hike in petrol prices and the contemplated move of the government to increase the prices of diesel, kerosene and LPG, which will further fuel a rise in the prices of all commodities.


The central trade unions will also extend full support to all the sectoral and industry-based struggles, in particular to the united strike of bank employees that is scheduled to take place on July 7 and the united struggle of coal workers whose timing is to be decided by their united national convention on June 28, 2011.


The central trade unions will again meet on June 27, 2011 at the INTUC office in New Delhi to review the situation and decide on the next phase of countrywide united struggles. They urged upon the working people and the trade unions, irrespective of affiliations, to make the above programme a total success.