WFTU has given the following statement on the National Convention of workers in India.

India: The National Convention of Workers decided the next militant steps of the Trade Unions
10 Aug 2017ASIA, INDIA
The Trade Unions of India during the National Convention of Workers discussed about the current developments, the increasing anti-labor policies of India government and worker’s standard of living.

The Convention examined the previous action of the trade union movement and the continuing government’s provocative rejection and indifference of the 12-point Charter of Demands on minimum wage, social security, workers’ status and pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization and mass scale contractorisation etc.

The convention was organised by the joint platform of all the central trade unions – CITU, AITUC, INTUC, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF, and the National Federations of State and Central Government employees and the employees in a wide range of sectors such as banking, telecom, coal, steel, transport and construction.

The Convention decided the next militant steps below:

1. To work for achieving and accelerating united struggles in all the sectors of the economy on respective demands, which have already begun
2. To Organize level massive campaigns at various levels: Block, District, Industrial Centres and State level; mobilisation and convention in preparation to central mobilization to be followed
3. Massive three days dharna (protest) at National Capital on 9th,10th and 11th Nov. to be attended by workers from all over the country.
4. The National Convention calls upon the working people to prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action against the anti people, anti national activities of the Govt.

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