CITU appeals to make nationwide strike a success

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Vijayawada, Aug 15 (UNI) The Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) today appealed to all trade unions and the people to make the nationwide strike on August 20 a success.

The strike was called by all the trade unions and employees' organisatios to protest against the anti-labour policies of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre and its failure to control the price hike of essential commodities.

Addressing a press conference here, CITU state unit General secretary R Sudhabhaskar alleged that the Centre had failed to protect the employees and organised sector workers' interest and also failed to control the price hike of essential commodities.

He said the UPA government was continuing the privatisation policies under the pressure of investors and industrialists. These policies would lead to increase privatisation and contract labour system in the country, he added.

The government was trying to divert the employees' provident fund amount to the other sectors like share market, he also alleged.

He demanded that the UPA government should introduce the unorganised sectors workers Bill immediately and abolish the contract labour system.

Reffering to Cabinet approval of the Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations, he said the Cabinet decision was disappointing to the employees. The government had failed to concede the union's demand, he added.

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