The 11 Central Trade Unions have called upon all the workers in the country to organise one day Sathyagraha all over India on 26th February 2015 protesting against the ant-worker policies of the government. It also called upon all the national federations of central/state government unions, PSU unions etc. to organise the same.
The statement by the Central Trade Unions viz. BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF strongly opposed the recent ordinances issued by the Central Government in an undemocratic way for auction of coal blocks paving way for denationalisation of coal sector, increasing FDI in Insurance sector from 26% to 49%, acquisition of land without the consent of the farmers etc. to favour and promote the interests of the corporates. The Government is also proposing to bring FDI in Postal, Defence and other strategic sectors.
But at the same time, none of the 10 point demands raised by the Central trade Unions have been considered or any decisions taken by the government. Minimum wage is not fixed as per the 15th ILC. Scheme workers not accorded the status of workers. Ceilings on Bonus, Gratuity, provident fund are not removed.
It is under these circumstances that the 11 Central Trade Unions have decided to continue the struggle and aggravate it.
Let us make the agitational programme and Satyagraha on 26th February 2015 a great success.