|State’s trade unions to hold rally tomorrow|
GUWAHATI, Dec 3 – Members of the State's trade unions will centrally hold a rally on December 5 at 11 am on the bank of the Dighalipukhuri, as part of a countrywide protest programme against the alleged bids of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - led Central Government to amend the labour laws to suit the interest of the capitalists.
They will also oppose the bids of the Central Government to open the important sectors like insurance, railways and defence for foreign direct investments (FDIs).
They also resent the apathy shown by the Central Government towards the issues concerning minimum wage, implementation of the labour laws, arresting rise in the prices of essential commodities and social security for the workers engaged in the unorganised sectors, among others.
The participants of the rally will also stage a demonstration in front of the Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner's office and send a memorandum to the Prime Minister, through the Deputy Commissioner, said a pamphlet.
Members of the trade unions in other parts of the State will stage demonstrations at their respective district headquarters that day on the above issues.
Over twenty trade unions of the State have said in the pamphlet that representatives of the trade unions of Nagaon, Morigaon,
Kamrup (Metro), Kamrup, Nalbari and Darrang districts will take part in the Guwahati programmes on December 5.
Trade union members belonging to other parts of the country will stage demonstrations at their respective state capitals and district headquarters on the above issues the same day.