Andhra Pradesh

Labour laws

The All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), along with other central trade unions, will intensify its stir against relaxation of labour laws allegedly to favour multinational companies and the entry of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into key sectors such as railways, defence and finance, AITUC State general secretary G. Obulesu said on Sunday.

Mr. Obulesu , who was here for a preparatory meeting for a general strike planned for Sept. 2 to press a 10-point charter of demands by workers, said AITUC would hold a series of sector-wise consultations with unions such as CITU, INTUC and BMS in the next few months. They said the unions would launch a sustained campaign to end disinvestment in public sector units, scrap contract employment, pay a minimum wage of Rs. 15,000 to workers, lift ceiling on bonuses and other social security benefits, and spend at least 3 per cent of the GDP on workers’ welfare, he said.




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