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Violence has no place in trade union movements: BMS

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Agartala, June 12: The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, the trade union wing of the ruling BJP, doesn’t approve any sort of violence in the name of trade union.

This was stated by Organizational secretary (NE) of the labour organisation, Sunil Kirwai.

Kirwai said violent protests and damaging property in the name of workers’ protests do not reflect nationalism.

Addressing a State convention of unorganized sector workers, Kirwai said workers are builders of the nation and need to be responsible.

He said the ministers, leaders and executives can do very good planning but it is the workers who turn those planning into reality and build great structures with their hard work.

He said several trade unions existed before the formation of BMS in 1955. However, the Mazdoor Sangh flourished due to it’s believe in the nationalist ideology.

“We’ve got presence among gazetted officers, employees, construction workers, unorganized sector workers. But when any attack is held against the country, we all should stand united as one voice,” Kirwai said.

Tripura is known for its violent trade unionism but Kirwai said such ideology don’t have any place in BMS and advised the organisations seeking BMS affiliation to think twice so that they will be able to abide by such ideology.

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