JKCCTU supports country-wide strike call by trade unions
Srinagar, Feb 27: Opposing central government’s alleged anti-labour policies, J&K Coordination Committee of Trade Unions (JKCCTU) – an amalgam of employees and bankers– has supported the protest call of All Central Trade Unions (ACTU) for February 28.
ACTU has called for country-wide strike on February 28 to protest the “rising prices, disinvestment of profit-making PSUs and violation of labour laws.”
Talking to Greater Kashmir, President JKCCTU, Muhammad Maqbool said: “We are fully supporting the strike call given by ACTU and other trade unions throughout the country.”
Maqbool said that around 80 lakh employees from different sectors like banking, insurance, government and some private sector also, will hold demonstrations against the “anti-employee policies of the UPA government.”
“We are demanding that government should scrap Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill and instead pension should be given to all the employees, whether working on consolidated basis or permanent, who retire on superannuation.”
Maqbool said the government should ensure minimum wages to all the employees which should not be less than Rs 10,000 per month.
“In Jammu and Kashmir according to new job policy a new recruitees will get only Rs 3000 per month which is total injustice,” he said.
Maqbool said: “We also demand that there should be fast track recruitment drive to fill up of all vacant posts on regular basis in government departments.”
“Our demand is that government should stop outsourcing of government jobs. It should regularize services of all employees working under arrangements like casual, contractual, Anganwadi, ASHA, Adhoc and consolidated, and should remove ceiling on bonus, gratuity, EPF, etc,” Maqbool, who is also the National Secretary of All India State Government Trade Federation, said.
Meanwhile, JKCCTU has appealed all the employees and workers in Jammu and Kashmir to attend its rally scheduled to be held at SK Park, Srinagar at 1 PM Tuesday.
Pertinently, trade unions who will be striking include the Left labour arms CITU, AITUC, UTUC and AIUTUC, and Congress's INTUC, besides BMS, HMS, TUCI and NLO who have supported the 10-point charter of demands.
According to the reports this is the biggest formation of trade unions ever. Except the railway which has been left out, most industries like banks including RBI, PSUs, transport, telecom, oil companies and mines will come under the purview of the strike and it is going to be unprecedented.
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