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Friday, September 9, 2011

Trade Unions Demands

Five point demands formulated jointly by the Central Trade Unions and Federations for 1) concrete measures to contain price rise 2) concrete measures for linkage of employment protection with the concession/incentive package offered to the entrepreneurs, 3) Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws, 4) universal social security cover tor the unorganized sector workers without any restriction and creation of a NCEUS and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour and 5) Stoppage of disinvestment in central and state PSUs, the National Convention of Workers also demands immediate action by the Govt of India to ensure:-

No Contractorisation of work of permanent/perennial nature and till then payment of wages and benefits to the contract workers at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the industry/establishment

Minimum Wages Act to ensure universal coverage irrespective of the schedules and fixation of statutory minimum wage at not less than Rs.10,000/- per month with indexation

Remove all ceilings on payment and eligibility of Bonus, Provident Fund; Increase the quantum of gratuity. Assured Pension for all To pres the above demands and to prepare for higher level of united action, the National Convention decides to hold Countrywide multiple forms of action such as SATYAGRAH/JAIL BHARO, MASS SQUATTING etc. in all the state capitals and industrial centres on 8thNOVEMBER 2011.

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