They protest against the policies of the Central and State governments

Members of several trade unions staged a ‘jail bharo’ to protest against the "neo-liberal" policies being pursued by the State and Central governments. As many as 11 trade unions staged the ‘jail bharo’ near the Sub-Collector's office here on Tuesday.

On the occasion, CPI (M) city secretary Ch. Babu Rao said it was not just workers’ agitation, but the protest was patriotic strike. The Left parties, two decades ago, cautioned that the governments and their policies were against the working class. But, the governments were entering into agreements with the World Bank ignoring the suggestions.

The very sovereignty of the country was at stake due to their lopsided policies. There were no measures to generate employment. Neither the labour laws were applicable to the jobs created in the market.

The inefficiency of the governments was hitting the working class below its belt. The power crisis had badly hit the industry. Many workers lost employment due the prolonged power shortage that cast spell on industry.

CPI city secretary Donepudi Sankar said that the problems would not be solved unless the agitations were taken up.

The trade unions, including AITUC, CITU, HMS, BMS, AIUTUC, TNTUC, AP NGOs, TNGOs, Teachers’ bodies, State Government Employees’ Federation, Central Government Employees’ Federation, BSNL, bank, and insurance employees took part in the ‘jail bharo’.

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