Staff Reporter

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Joint Trade Union Action Council has organised a dharna before the Head Post Office here to press for its various demands as part of a nation-wide protest on Friday.

March held

A march led by leaders of various trade unions, including INTUC, CITU, BMS and AITUC, was also held as a prelude to the dharna. The dharna was inaugurated by BMS State president M.P. Bhargavan and A. Shamsuddin, INTUC district president, presided over the meeting. The action council demanded steps to check rise in the prices of essential commodities, strengthen public distribution system, stop speculative trading and to chalk out a special package for job protection of the labour class.