(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 20, 2013
Transport Workers to Oppose Retrograde Amendments
THE national level road transport workers’ federations and the state level road transport workers’ unions in the private sector held a joint meeting at Mumbai on December 16, 2012. These unions and federations also included those representing the auto-rickshaw, taxi, mini bus, private bus, goods vehicle drivers etc, apart from those in the state transport undertakings and other concerns.
This was the information received from K K Divakaran, national secretary of the CITU and general secretary of the All India Road Transport Workers Federation.
The joint meeting was organised by the CITU, AITUC, INTUC, BMS, HMS, AICCTU, Tamilnadu Government Transport Corporation Employees Progressive Unions’ Federation (LPF), UP Roadways Karmachari Samyukta Parishad and Gujarat State Transport Workers’ Federation. The J&K Workers Union also participated.
meeting expressed deep concern over the unilateral attitude
of the Ministry of
Road Transport &
to take up the retrograde amendments in the Motor Vehicle
suggested by the Sunder committee, without hearing the
viewpoint of the workers’
organisations. The service conditions and working conditions
of lakhs of
workers in the unorganised private sector are shocking. But,
from the prime minister of
The transport workers’ unions are contemplating of holding all-India and state level protest actions in case the government is bent upon pushing retrograde amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act.