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Trade Unions started campaigning in Tripura for Strike on January 8, 2020
TIWN Dec 17, 2019
Trade Unions started campaigning in Tripura for Strike on January 8, 2020
PHOTO : Strike preparations on peak in Trupura by Trade Unions. TIWN Pic Dec 17, 2019 by Niladri Chowdhury

AGARTALA, Dec 17 (TIWN): Central trade unions on Monday gave a call for a nationwide general strike on January 8 against government's alleged failure to respond to demands of workers. As many as 10 central unions announced the strike in national open mass convention of workers, as per a joint statement issued by them.

As a part of the upcoming strike schedule, preparations and campaigning have been started in Tripura in full wave.

"The central government not only failed to respond to the genuine demands of the working people, but continued its brazen aggression against the rights of workers, in the interest of their corporate masters. Bipartism and tripartism is given a go-by. Labour laws are being sought to be overhauled in favour of the employers' class," the statement said.

"BJP Government continues to vindictively deprive the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) from all representations. No Indian Labour Conference has been held after July 2015. Pre-budget consultations have become a sham," it added.

"The National Convention of Workers recorded its strong denunciation of the communal forces which are cultivating an atmosphere of conflicts within the society on non-issues, giving an opportunity to the government to deflect the attention of the masses from core issues of unemployment, run away price rise etc," the statement said. 

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