May Day celebrated with fervour

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Workers unions denounce anti labour policies of government

IFTU members taking out a rally with a long flag measuring 127X6 feet in connection with the May Day celebrations in Nizamabad on Wednesday.- Photo: K.V. Ramana
IFTU members taking out a rally with a long flag measuring 127X6 feet in connection with the May Day celebrations in Nizamabad on Wednesday.- Photo: K.V. Ramana

Rallies and public meetings marked May Day celebrations by Left parties and workers’ organisations in Adilabad district on Wednesday. The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) were in the forefront of the celebrations.

Workers and others from the organised and unorganised sectors took out a rally in the district headquarter town which culminated in a public meeting at Ambedkar Chowk. Trade union leaders voiced concern over the anti labour policies of the government and demanded welfare measures to be initiated for the unorganised labour sector.

The AITUC organised a public meeting at the Kastalramkishtu memorial in Bhuktapur. Elsewhere, workers in Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad, also hoisted union flag to celebrate the International Labour Day.

May Day, also known as the International Workers’ Day, was celebrated in a grand way all over Nizamabad district. Trade unions affiliated to all political parties celebrated it by unfurling red flags at their respective Union offices.

The AITUC, the CITU and the IFTU affiliated to the Left parties took out impressive rallies involving hamalis, beedi and municipal workers. The AITUC organised a procession from the agriculture marketyard while the CITU held a public meeting at the place. The IFTU conducted a meeting with beedi workers.

The leaders and working class exchanged greetings on the occasion.

May Day was celebrated with much pomp and fanfare in various parts of Karimnagar district, including the industrial town of Godavarikhani and the Sircilla textile town, by various trade unions by hoisting the red flags.

CPI State secretariat member and former Legislator Chada Venkat Reddy conducted the district AITUC celebrations by cutting a cake and hoisting the flag at the Baddam Yellareddy Bhavan in the town.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Venkat Reddy alleged that the State and Central governments have failed to strive for the welfare of workmen. He charged that the government had failed to provide minimum wages and adequate safety measures for the workforce at their workplace in various industries. He called upon the workforce to be united to fight against the anti-workers policies of the state and Central governments.

AITUC district secretary Addagunta Mallaiah, CPI town secretary K. Srujan Kumar, AITUC town secretary K. Chandraiah Goud and others were also present.

In the Ramagundam coal belt region, the day was celebrated by trade unions viz. Telangana Boggu Khani Karmika Sangham, AITUC, CITU, HMS, IFTU, BMS, INTUC and others hoisting the flags at their respective trade union offices.In Sircilla textile town, the trade unions AITUC and CITU celebrated the May Day by hoisting Red flags at their offices.



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