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Monday, January 06, 2020

Government apathy over formal and informal labourers amplifies Left on path of strike

By on Monday, January 06, 2020

Kshitiz Kant; Lucknow
Central Labour Organisation UP held a press conference at the CPI office campus Lucknow on Sunday afternoon this week. Many employees and labourers' leaders from the formal and the informal both sectors were present there and addressed the media persons.
INTUC leader, Mr Chandra Shekhar, told the reason why they are on the path of strike on Wednesday next week. the leader was to say that the Modi's government did not convened any meeting of Indian Labour Conference since 2015. He alleged that a committee the labourers problems redressal had been constituted under the leadership of Mr Arun Jaitly during Modi's first tenure did no work.
 the amendment in the labour laws has been done in the favour of corporate and the owners one sided. The advises of labourers' delegates were not added to the anomalous labour law.
the provisions of 44th and 45th ILC are not being implemented, in which the recommendations of minimum wages to the scheme workers (Aanganbadi, Mid-day-meal, Asha), giving them the status like a labourer, had been done.
 Mr Umashankar Mishra, General Secretary, Hind Majdoor Sabha UP, said that the Yogi government has tacitly forbidden of abiding labourers law. No inquiry is set up even on complaint. There is no compliance of labour laws. The labour department has been made the edentate or the inactive.
Other unions' leader said, "Many industries are not paying minimum wages. the minimum pay revision time in the planned industries like hotel, restaurants and the engineering is going on, but the government is in sleep."
 They added that the committee is yet to be set up. the state government is looked in apathy to implement a restriction of any organisation on complaint. the owners have full liberty to exploit the labours.
The leaders told that many peasants' organisation have declared 'Rural Strike' slogans to meet out their demands. They have pledged not to let move the vegetables and the milk from the rural areas towards cities.
Several women and the students Unions have supported this strike and are to join it.