Trade unions in Kerala go ahead with Sep 2 strike

Monday, Aug 31, 2015,22:36 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | The Coordination of National Trade Union leaders in Kerala today reiterated that they would go ahead with the proposed national strike, called on September two, against the ‘anti-labour policies of the union government.’
Addressing media, Former MP and CITU leader K Chandran Pillai said even though the BMS, one of the members in the coordination of 11 national trade unions, had pulled out from the scheduled national strike on September two, the proposed strike would go ahead with more vigour.
Claiming that workers engaged in Kochi Metro Rail construction, IT employees, ground handling crew at airports and those employed in special economic zones in the State are among those who would join the 24-hour general strike, he said the strike exempted Haj pilgrims, press, milk and other essential services.
Alleging though the Union Government during the meeting with the Union leaders give some hints, it did not have any clarity and a concrete assurance,  Mr Pillai said there was no question of cancelling the strike until and unless the union leaders receive a concrete assurance on the charter of demands put forward by the national trade union leaders.
Regarding  BMS decision to keep away from the strike, he said it was nothing but some political game and expressed the hope that they would join with the coordination committee again.