Trade Unions demand revocation of anti labour laws
Submit memorandum to the Prime Minister through the Asst Labour Commissioner
Ludhiana: The trade unions INTUC, AITUC, CITU and CTU on a nationwide call submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister through Asst. Labour Commissioner Ludhiana. In a rally just before the memorandum was submitted various speakers said that in the garb of COVID-19 the government is out to crush the democracy in the country by passing various anti people bills in the parliament without any debate. They way anti labour bill, agriculture related ordinances and new education policy have been passed in the Parliament with a voice vote is total negation of the democratic values of our country. Having failed to deliver goods the government is out to divide the society on communal lines and put all those with different view point in jails. The trade unions demanded revocation of the changed labour laws and farmers ordinances. They demanded that every family of the workers be given Rs.7500/- per month, work under MNREGA should be given for 200 days and a wage of Rs.500/- per day. Those above 60 years should be given pension of Rs.3000/- per month. Health and education should be made affordable for all. Electricity bill 2020 and motor vehicle bill 2019 be withdrawn. The contract labour system be stopped. ASHA and Anganwadi workers be regularized. A compensation of Rs.50 lakh be given to the families of Corona warriors in case of death. The trade unions supported the Band call by the farmers on 25th September.
Those who submitted the memorandum include Ramesh Rattan, Vijay Kumar, Mahipal, Sarabjit Singh Sarhali, Swarn Singh, Gurjit Singh Jagpal, Sukhwinder Singh Lotey, Ramviriksh Yadav, Chhinder Jawadi, Jagdish Chand, Pramjit Singh and Balram Singh.