The state President of Centre of India Trade Union (CITU) K.N. Raveendranath has said that the implementation of neo-liberal economic policies like globalization and liberalization have forced the workers of the country to unite to fight against it as it went against their interest very badly.
Inaugurating the state conference of National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) at Town Hall here on Sunday he said that this is evident from the all-India strike of workers in February this year where trade unions irrespective of political differences joined hands to oppose the economic policies of the Central government as it adversely affected the interests of workers and the common people in the country.
He said that such unity of trade unions is taking place in other countries also where the neo-liberal economic policies are implemented.
He said that in some countries where the neo-liberal economic policies were implemented is turning to Marxism as a correct economic policy and political philosophy. This shows that Marxism has not become
outdated as some people propagate, the CITU leader has said.
He said that despite the opposition from various sections of the people the Central government is not ready to reverse the neo-liberal economic policies followed by them.
There are attempts to do away with the public sector and allow private sector to take its place.
In the postal sector the Government is trying to corporatize even the postal savings net work, he alleged.
The meeting was presided over by NFPE Kerala Circle Vice Chairman H.V. Kurup.