J&K State CITU greets working class on May Day
Jammu: MAY 01 : On the eve of May day 2018, the symbol of International solidarity and unity of the working class, the J&K state committee of CITU organised a rally comprising of different unions and associations in front of press club Jammu. The workers holding red flags, banners and placards in their hands were shouting slogans for the unity and integrity of the working class of the world..
While addressing the workers Om Parkash, General Secretary, J&K state CITU said the working class all over the world cannot forget the revolutionary sacrifices and achievements of the heroic struggle of 1886 in Chicago. He said May Day struggle resulted in achieving the right of the workers for 8 hours working day and the rest 16 hours of the day for rest, cultural activities and for their family life.
He further added that According to ILO millions workers all over the world lost their jobs because of neo-liberal and globalization.. He demanded that working hours be reduced to 35 hours a week and working day to comprise of 4 shifts as a means for employment generation and immediate measure to address the serious unemployment situation in the state and country.
He called upon the entire working class of the state, irrespective of their trade union affiliation to come to the common platform to fight against anti-workers policies of the government.
Sham Parshad Kesar, Sr. leader of CITU while addressing the rally said that the Modi led government at the centre is pampering the national and multinational corporations and big business houses with bonanzas – tax concessions, rewards to tax and bank loan defaulters, and exemptions from labour laws.
“It is handing them control over the nation’s wealth – our public sector, our lands, our hills and our forests and most of all, our people, for unbridled exploitation,” he said.