Trade unions back protest

August 24, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 29, 2016 05:08 pm IST - YADGIR:

Joint Committee of Trade Unions (JCTU) has declared its support to 11 trade unions for their decision to hold a country-wide strike on September 2 protesting against the anti-labour policies of the Union government.

Addressing the district-level conference of JCTU in Yadgir city on Sunday, K. Somashekhar and D. Umadevi, leaders of All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) said long-pending demands including implementation of labour laws, increasing the minimum wages to Rs. 15,000, extending provident fund facilities to all unorganised workers, and regularising the services of the ASHA and anganwadi workers, remained unfulfilled despite several struggles.

They said no steps had been taken to provide jobs for unemployed youths and reduce rates of essential commodities. The proposed country-wide strike would bring these issues to the Union government’s notice and demand immediate and permanent solutions.

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