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Red letter day: Workers celebrating May Day at the AITUC office in Tirupati on Friday.
Red letter day: Workers celebrating May Day at the AITUC office in Tirupati on Friday.

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Globalisation, privatisation and liberalisation policies decried during May Day celebrations

KURNOOL: Pomp and camaraderie marked May Day celebrations in the city on Friday. Addressing the function organised by CITU, secretary of Legal Services Authority Sudhakar called upon the working class to utilise legal services offered by the body in getting their grievances redressed relating to their employment. CPI(M) central Committee member M.A. Gafoor who addressed the function at Sundariah Bhavan, said the US hatched a plan to wipe out Communism from the planet by spending a huge amount. He said Communists alone saved the banking sector and Indian economy from global crisis. The UPA government which promised to make laws in support of the unorganised sector in turn worked against the interests of the workers.

Lal Salaam

TIRUPATI: ‘May Day’ was celebrated across the city and elsewhere, when the working classes gathered in masses and offered ‘Lal Salaam’ to the red flag. From construction workers to autorickshaw drivers, from loading/unloading workers (hamalis) to medical/sales representatives, the event was observed with due seriousness at various places.

The trade union arm of the political parties like Congress, CPI, CPI-M, Telugu Desam and BJP celebrated the occasion on their respective premises.

NELLORE: Workers of various trade unions and associations celebrated May Day on a grand scale in the district. They hoisted the flags and raised slogans demanding that the government take steps for implementation of Labour Laws.

Leaders of CITU, CPI, CPI (M) and other employees unions participated in the processions.

Lopsided policies

KADAPA: The number of unorganised workers is growing rapidly, workload increase and job security came down among workers due to lopsided government policies, Telugu Desam Party district general secretary M. Venkataswamy Reddy alleged on Friday.

Speaking after hoisting May Day flags at Railway Goods Shed Hamalis Union office here, he said the globalisation, privatisation and liberalisation policies followed by the government were depriving workers and some influential persons were gaining control over the national wealth. Fall in purchasing power of consumers and pruning of employees is a fallout of the economic recession, CITU district vice-president D. Sam said after hoisting May Day flags at Chinna Chowk and old bus stand here.

The 124th May Day programme was being held with focus on safeguarding workers from the effects of economic recession, Mr. Sam said.


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