All workers should stay united against move to sell PSUs: INTUC

The INTUC agitation declaration rally on Thursday gave a clarion call to all workers to rise in unison against move to sell off many prestigious and profit making central PSUs across the country.

Published: 01st September 2017 08:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2017 08:30 AM   |  A+A-

INTUC state president R Chandrasekharan keeps his mobile in front of the mike,as former Union Minister A K Antony delivers a message over cell to the gathering at the valedictory of the statewide agitation declaration rally led by the former raising vari

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The INTUC agitation declaration rally on Thursday gave a clarion call to all workers to rise in  unison against move to sell off many prestigious and profit making central PSUs across the country and to dilute labour laws against the covenants laid by the International Labour Organisation.

The proposed agitation to be spearheaded jointly by all trade unions in the coming months against the pro-corporate policies of  the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, including the three-day Parliament march during November 9-11 and 48 hour-long strike in January 2018 covering all sectors, including Railways, Aviation and Ports, is going be a watershed in the history of  the country, said Dr G Sanjiva Reddy, INTUC national president, while inaugurating the valedictory meet of  the rally here on Thursday.  Sharply flaying the Centre’s policies, terming it as becoming more and more detrimental to the public sector and those who had put all their strength and hopes in it, he sought the support of  the working class in the state for the movement.

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister A K Antony, who was supposed to inaugurate the meet, gave a message over phone, on the occasion. He said the issues raised in the rally led by R Chandrasekharan was relevant and timely. INTUC organisational secretary V J Joseph welcomed the gathering. District president V R Pratapan presided over the meet. National secretary Palode Ravi, MLAs V S Sivakumar, K S Sabarinathan and M Vincent and others addressed the meet.

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