Trade unions seek support for general strike

August 18, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 29, 2016 03:52 pm IST - SALEM:

Leaders of various trade unions discussed the steps to be taken for general strike on September 2 highlighting 12-point charter of demands.

All the trade unions have called for the strike to protest against the anti-labour policies of the Centre.

The trade union leaders, who spoke at the meeting, said that the government has totally failed to contain the price rise.

They demanded the government to amend the Minimum Wages Act and fix Rs. 15,000 as minimum wage for the workers employed in all sorts of industries.

K. S. Palanisamy, district president of the Bharathiya Mazdoor Sangh, presided over the meeting. K. Subbarayan, state president of AITUC, R. Rajendran, in-charge of the Central district unit of the DMK, R. Singaravel, state president of CITU and Vimalan, district secretary of the AITUC, spoke.

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