Cadre of the Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) staged a rally and held a demonstration to highlight their charter of demands here on Thursday.

The rally started from the Kamarajar statue near KVR Hotel and ended with a demonstration in front of the Labour Welfare office near Thinnappa Complex.

Demands

The demands included implementation of Rs. 10, 000 as minimum wages per month, removal of irregularities in labour welfare boards, ending contract method of employment, protecting labour union rights, enforcement of labour welfare laws strictly and grant of monthly pension to women workers in the unorganised sector from the age of 50 years.

CITU district president C. Murugesan inaugurated the rally while district secretary G. Jeevanandam spoke at the culmination. CITU district office bearers including M. Rajendran, K. Kandasamy, M. Velusamy and Sakthivel participated.

Pudukottai

Members of the CITU staged a demonstration here on Thursday condemning the anti-people policies pursued by both the Centre and the State government and demanding steps for protecting the rights of the working class.

P. Shanmugam, district president of the CITU, led the agitation.

K. Selvaraj, district secretary, and others spoke highlighting the demands.

Earlier, they took out a rally.

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