National Convention of TUs tomorrow

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New Delhi, May 12 (UNI) Over 250 delegates representing as many as seven Left-Central Trade Unions (TU) will gather here tomorrow in a day-long National Convention to decide upon their action programme on various issues.

The issues include a countrywide general strike to protest against the government's failure to curb soaring price rise, implementation of labour laws and the negative features of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations among other things.

The day-long Convention of the TUs is likely to give a call for general strike in the third week of August, the labour leaders told UNI.

CITU president M K Pandhe and AITUC naitonal secretary D L Sachdev said the TUs will also press for acceptance of their demands including radical improvement in Unorganised Sector Workers' Social Security Bill, which is already introduced in Rajya Sabha, lifting ban on government recruitments and to protest against contracterisation and outsourcing.

The convention has been jointly organised by the AITUC, CITU, HMS, TUCC, AICCTU, AICCTU, UTUC and UTUC( L-S).

The delegates represent the employee federations of Banks, Railway, Insurance, Defence and State and Central government employees, the labour leaders added.

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