PUDUCHERRY: The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has urged the government in a resolution to come out with a new industrial policy to attract industries to the UT and check the shifting of existing ones to other States.
In another resolution, the trade union urged the government to take steps to renovate and modernise the AFT and Swadeshi textile mills, and provide employment to the unemployed youth. The CITU also demanded protection to small vendors, who sell goods on the road side to eke out a living. The CITU wanted the government to ensure a minimum wage of `15,000 for the workers in the UT.
Addressing the conference, CITU Tamil Nadu president A Sounderarajan MLA, said nearly one crore workers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were affected because of spiraling of prices and unemployment.
Pointing out that youth from Puducherry are travelling to Chennai to work in IT parks, Sounderarajan questioned as to why the UT administration was not taking steps to set up an IT park. He said a nation-wide agitation has been planned on September 2 to oppose the Union government’s labour law amendments.