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Trade unions decry 'anti-labourer' policies
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Sept 9: The trade unions and employee federations on Saturday organized a convention here in protest against the government’s ‘anti-worker’ policies.
The convention, organized by all central trade unions, including the Indian tiol Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Centre of India Trade Unions (CITU) and Bhartiya Majdoor Sangh (BMS) called upon the people to launch a massive resistance movement against the ‘anti-people and anti-worker’ policies of the Central Government as well as the State government.
CITU Assam State Committee general secretary Tapan Sarma explained the objectives of the convention. The convention was presided over by a presidium comprising Asit Dutta of CITU, Ajay Dutta of HMS, Chakreswar Kalita of AITUC, Dhiraj Das of AICCTU, Kirti th of INTUC and Bhupen th of AIUTUC. The convention decided to extend full support to the protest propgramme skated to be held in New Delhi on November 9, 10 and 11.
The convention put forward various demands to the government, including control of price hike, creation of jobs, fixing a minimum wage of Rs 18,000 for the workers, stopping the privatization of the public sector industries and revival of gaon Paper Mill and Cachar Paper Mill.
Several trade union leaders addressed the convention.
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