Enact law to ensure social security to 37 crore workers : CITU

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Chandigarh, Oct 27 (UNI) The Punjab CITU today demanded enactment of comprehensive protective legislation to ensure social security to 37 crore workers of unorganized sector.

A state executive meeting of the CITU, Punjab and Chandigarh, called upon the workers of unorganized sector and all unions affiliated to CITU to organize rallies and processions on October 31 to press the Central Goernment to enact the legislation.

The meeting flayed the "anti-people" economic policies leading to continuing price rise of essential commodities aggravating unemployment and poverty, increasing spate of farmers suicide despite much trumpeted increase in the rate of GDP.

This reflects a total perversion in the distribution process through which the gains of increasing GDP is being totally cornered by the handful of moneyed class, Punjab CITU General Secretary Raghunath Singh said.

He said the working class, both in villages and cities, who are in real term contributing to the growing GDP are getting a raw deal.

CITU leaeders said the workers of unorganised sector who are contributing 65 per cent in the country's GDP were subjected to worst from of deceit through denial of a comprehensive protective legislation for them in total violation of the CMP commitment.

The present bill, which has been introduced in the parliament, is nothing but an eyewash containing nothing substantive to ensure even a time bound social security cover for the entire work force, the meeting observed.

Comrade Raghunath Singh warned the Government that if effective legislation was not enacted in consultation with the representative of trade unions to ensure social security of the workers of the un-organised sector, CITU would launch nation-wide agitation next month.


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