The employees and workers unions and associations of State and Central government institutions, banks, insurance firms, public sector undertakings etc. will organise a ‘jail bharo' programme in protest against the anti-worker, anti people policies being pursued by the UPA government, on November 8.
The CITU, AITUC, BMS, TNTUC, HMS, BEFI, AIBIA, AIIEA, BSNLEU and teachers' bodies etc. will participate in the protest programme to mount pressure on the government to heed their demands.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, the trade union leaders said that a conference would be organised on November 2 as a prelude to the jail bharo, a nation-wide agitation. The employees, workers and teachers would participate in the jail bharo at all cities, towns, mandal headquarters, they said.
The leaders wanted the government to do away with system of recruiting contract employees for permanent works. Till the regular employees were recruited, the contract employees should be given all facilities and benefits that were given to regular employees. The government should extend subsidies and incentives to companies that promises job guarantee to its employees; implementation of labour laws without any exemptions, and removing the cap on eligibility for bonus and PF should be removed were some of the demands, they said.
The other demands include: a minimum wage of Rs. 10,000 and DA over it, providing ESI, PF, life insurance facilities to people working in unorganised sector, and social security; Central Government should take necessary steps in implementing resolution 87 and 98 of International Labour Organisation; stop withdrawing of the investments in State and Central public sector undertakings.