Workers who help create wealth struggling to survive: George Mavrikos
World Federation of Trade Unions general secretary and Greek Parliament member George Mavrikos has said that trade union deliberations and resolutions in various countries would add to the enhancement of international trade union movement.
He was addressing the delegates at the 27th national conference of All-India Banking Employees Association at Marine Drive on Monday. He pointed out that the workers in the capital sector are direct witnesses to the accumulation of wealth in the hands of a few people.
“A large section who creates this wealth survives with less than basic living conditions marked by improper housing, nutrition and free public education for children. They live in an environment where price hike is unbearable, and where labour migration wounds the working family,” he pointed out. It was to analyse and act in more concrete ways for the international developments in banking and insurance sector that the WFTU created the Trade Union International of Banks, Insurance and Financial Sector Unions (TUI BIFU).
P K Sarkar, general convener, United Forum of Bank Union (UFBU), WFTU headquarters coordinator Anastasaki Arenontia and AIBEA president Rajen Nagar also spoke. In the special session for women employees, Lalita Joshi, joint secretary AIBEA presented a report on the activities of AIBEA women’s council at the national level.
The session discussed the improvements to be made in the service conditions for women employees. Establishing child care centres in all major cities and towns and maternity, child care and related illness were also discussed.