Bharat Bandh on Jan 8: More than 25 Crore will Participate


On Jan 6, Ten Biggest Central Trade Unions INTUC, HMS, AIUTUC, AITUC, CITU, AICCTU, TUCC, LPF, SEWA, and UTUC decided to go on a strike nationwide on 8th January 2020 for protesting against the Government’s “anti-people” policies.

We expect the participation of not less than 25 crores of working people in the forthcoming National General Strike on January 8, 2020, to be followed by many more actions seeking reversal of the anti-worker, anti-people, anti-national policies of the Government.“, said CTU’s.

The Ministry of Labour has failed to assure any of the demands of workers which called a meeting on January 2, 2020. The attitude of the government is that of contempt towards labor as we construe from its policies and actions“, Said 10 central trade unions (CTUs) in a joint statement.

60 student organizations and office-bearers from different universities across the country will also be joining the strike with their own agenda against the fee hike and commercialization of the education.

Trade Unions expressed their stand against the JNU Violence that took place on 4th Jan 2020 and also talked about how labor laws are not being executed by the government and also on the issues of PSU Privatisation.

“As many as 12 airports are already sold out to private hands, 100 percent sale of Air India is already decided, the decision to sell BPCL taken, BSNL-MTNL merger announced and 93,600 telecom workers already thrown out of jobs under the garb of VRS (voluntary retirement scheme),” it added.

The unions are also against privatization in railways, corporatization of 49 defense production units and forced merger of banks.

The joint platform of more than 175 farmers and agricultural workers unions will extend its support to workers’ demands and observe January 8 as Gramin Bharat Bandh along with their charter of demands, they added.


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