PUDUCHERRY: All central trade union volunteers on Friday held a demonstration in front of the Head Post Office to protest against the BJP government’s ‘anti-labour’ policies.
Leaders of the AITUC, CITU, INTUC and AICCTU charged the Central government with following labour policies only to appease the big corporate houses.
They slammed the BJP government’s move also to allow FDI in railways, defence and insurance and sought the allocation of more funds for labourers.
The protestors slammed the N Rangasamy government for the free movement of goondas in the industrial estates and encouraging the owners of the factories to employ contract labourers.
The trade unions said the Territorial government was acting in the interest of the industrial units in the estates and ignoring the demands of the labourers.
The demonstration was led by Gabriel and leaders V S Abishegam (AITUC).
Meanwhile, PONTEX employees, affiliated to the CITU, held a demonstration in front of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies at Thattanchavady, demanding that the order for free lungis and saris, under the government scheme, be provided to the PONTEX and PONFAB.
Their demands also included setting up of a welfare board to protect handloom weavers and provide adequate wages to them; among the others.