People's Democracy

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


No. 18

May 06, 2012

CTUs to Intensify Struggle

Against Anti-Labour Policies


THE central trade unions BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTC, TUCC, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF and SEWA had met on April 26, 2012 under the chairmanship of  Sanjeev Reddy, president of INTUC in New Delhi


The meeting expressed its deep concern at the refusal of the central government to call the trade unions for discussion on the demands on which the country had witnessed a massive general strike on February 28, 2012. The indifference of the government towards the unprecedented strike of the working people, once again confirms its gross insensitiveness to the intolerable distress of the working people particularly the contract, unorganised, casual and agricultural workers in the urban and rural areas.


It appears the government is bent upon continuing the same anti-people economic policies, even seeking to enact legislations that run contrary to the interests of the working people. It is also undermining  the public sector of the country.


If the government moves in this direction, the trade unions will organise instantaneous massive protest.


The meeting while taking note of the precarious economic situation of the country, lowering of the rate of economic growth, sharp decline in the industrial production, steep rise in the price of essential goods and commodities which shall surely affect the working people, their employment, wage and working conditions, has decided to further intensify the struggle that is continuing over years, and will decide the time and form of the agitation at the earliest, after each of the constituents has deliberated over the issue.