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Tarigami calls for united struggle to fight onslaught of anti-labour policies of BJP govt

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CITU hold one-day convention in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, December 13:   Day long convention of CITU was held in Srinagar which was presided over by its State President Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami. The convention was addressed by different union representatives who expressed their concern over various problems being faced by the working class.

While addressing the convention, Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami expressed serious concern over the plight of the working class which is adversely hit by the neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the BJP Government.  He called for united struggle to fight the onslaught of the anti-labour policies of the central government, due to which every section of the society has been bearing the brunt.

“The claims of economic growth do not carry any weight when the statistics reveal that 73 per cent of the additional wealth created during 2017-18 has been earned by one per cent of the population,” he said.

He said these policies are drastically affecting the workforce especially working in the unorganized sector across the country including Jammu and Kashmir virtually reducing them to the status of bonded labour.

“The continuation of neo-liberal economic policies of the Modi government coupled with demonetization and implementation of GST have serious ramifications on the lives and livelihood of the working-class people,” said Tarigami.

Labour laws in the state were not in tune with the interests of workers in organized and unorganized sector and there was imminent need to amend and update these, added Tarigami.

The convention adopted several resolutions which include the resolution on ‘Implementation of Labour Laws, Minimum Wages Act, simplifying the process of registration of workers and redressal of burning issues confronting working class.

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