Demand to revive 44 labour laws
Copies of 4 labour code bills burnt by trade unions
Ludhiana: At a nationwide call given by the Central Trade Unions the workers belonging to INTUC, AITUC and CITU, CTU gathered at the turn to Punjabi Bhawan near Bharat Nagar Chowk and burnt the Copies of 4 Labour codes which were passed by the parliament without any debate during COVID times. These include industrial relations bill, Code of wages, occupational, safety and social security bills. The workers of our country through consistent struggle for decades together had earned their rights for social security. Occupational safety and industrial relations but now all this has been nullified and 4 Labour codes have been enacted which will completely put the workers at the mercy of the employer.
Several speakers on the occasion said that this is a part of the agenda of the present government to serve the Corporate. This has been further confirmed by the budget presented by the finance minister on 1 February in which doles have been given to the corporate. There is complete sell-out of the national assets which is evidenced by the decision to disinvest public sector units worth 174 lakh crore of rupees. The insurance sector has been thrown open to the foreign direct investment to the tune of 74% . This will hit the common people of the country hard while the rich will become super rich. Farmers are already on agitation as the government is conspiring to give their land to the corporate. The anti-farmer bills passed by the parliament without debate will push the ordinary farmers to pauperization. Lakhs of farmers are sitting at the borders of Delhi in this cold weather but there is no effect on the government. Instead they are conspiring to defame the hard working farmers and even try to split the farming community on communal lines. The barriers are being erected in such a way as if the farmers are the enemy people. But the people of India have understood the machinations of this government and they will not let them sell the country and take away their basic minimum rights.
Those who addressed the rally include Charan Sarabha, Sukhminder Lottey, Paramjit Singh, Ramesh Ratan, Gurmail Malday, Baldev Moudgill, Jagdish Chand, Vijay Kumar, M S Bhatia, Kewal Singh Banwait, Rachhpal Singh and Surinder Singh Bains.