Trade Unions to arrange protest rallies before state Assemblies

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014,18:08 IST By metrovaartha A A A

The Trade Unions in the country would organize a mass demonstration before the all Assemblies in the state as well as before the Parliament on December five, protesting against the anti-labour policies of the NDA government at the centre, HMS General Secretary Harbhajan Singh Sindhu said todayin Kochi.
Though the trade union leaders had met Union Labour Minister and handed over a joint memorandum about various issues, including the anti-labour policies and various other issues related to the common man and had expected that the Prime Minister would invite the leaders for discussion nothing happened so far, he said while taking part a meet-the-press programme of the press club here.
After submitting the memorandum to the Union Labour Minister, we had expected that the Prime Minister will invite us for discussions, nothing have happened so far. We have no other alternatives than direct action, he added.
Mr Singh also warned that the Railway Employees, the largest number membership in the HMS, in the country would go for an indianite strike, if the government failed to take appropriate action against the anti-labour policies of the government.
The HMS General Secretary said that it was not admissible to invite 100 per cent FDI in the Railway in the name of development, which would only help to throw out the employees, as the government had already started non creation of jobs, non recruitments and the surrendering were also increased by three percent each year.
He also demanded the move of entrusting the activities of core area into private parties, which according to him would further adversely affect the future employment in the country.
Regarding the mushrooming of trade unions in the working place, he suggested that it should be checked and the unions should be elected through secret ballots and those who receive maximum ballots, such unions to be allowed to function in the respective establishments