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The General Council Meeting of CITU started at Bellary, Karnataka today and will continue for four days till 14th July. About 500 delegates are attending representing the more than 60 lakh members. Com.A.K.Padmanabhan, President CITU in his inaugural speech called upon the working class to be prepared for serious united struggles to defend the rights of the workers.
The General Council meeting is important since it will have to review its activities since the CITU All India Conference at Kannur in 2013 and plan the future in the present situation after the BJP has come in to power. The united struggle of the 11 Central Trade Unions on the 10 Point Charter of Demands they have placed before the government and the future programmes will also be discussed. The issues of Casual and Contract workers and unorganised workers is an important item in the agenda.
Com. P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU, Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of CG Employees and Workers are attending as Fraternal delegates to the General Council.