CITU to observe ‘anti-Modi month’

Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), as part of its 129th International Workers International Workers’ Day celebrations, would observe May, 2015 as ‘anti-Modi month’ to register its protest against the anti-labour and pro-corporate policies of the Union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Anti-labour policies

Addressing a press conference at Reporters’ Guild here on Tuesday, CITU district secretary Sheksha Khadri said that a month-long event would focus on and expose the Union government’s anti-labour polices, particularly its efforts either to weaken the hard-earned labour laws that safeguarded workers’ interests.

The effigies of the Prime Minister would be burnt at district and taluk headquarters on May 26, the day BJP led government assumed power at the Centre in 2014, he added.

“After Mr. Modi assumed power as Prime Minister of India, the Union government has decided to either scrap or weaken as many as 700 labour laws, which were the results of prolonged and persistent workers’ struggles. The government has already repealed four major labour laws.

The government is amending several labour Acts, including Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, and Trade Union Act, 1926, so as to make them corporate-friendly,” Mr. Khadri said.

IIT in Raichur

Mr. Khadri said that CITU State committee had taken a decision to support the demand and struggles for establishing Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Raichur and instructed all district committees to not to demand the premier institute to their respective districts.

“We will now actively participate in all the struggles demanding IIT for Raichur,” he said. He also extended his organisation’s support to the scheduled farmers’ agitation on Thursday.

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