Central commerce unions have referred to as for a nationwide common strike on November 26. As many as 25 crore staff are anticipated to take part within the strike. An announcement was issued by a joint discussion board comprising ten central commerce unions — Indian Nationwide Commerce Union Congress (INTUC), All India Commerce Union Congress (AITUC), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), Centre of Indian Commerce Unions (CITU), All India United Commerce Union Centre (AIUTUC), Commerce Union Co-ordination Centre (TUCC), Self-Employed Girls’s Affiliation (SEWA), All India Central Council of Commerce Unions (AICCTU), Labour Progressive Federation (LPF) and United Commerce Union Congress (UTUC). The platform additionally consists of impartial federations and associations.
“Preparations are in full swing for 26th November all-India strike. We count on greater than 25 crore staff to participate within the strike this time,” the joint discussion board stated.
In the meantime, BJP aligned Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has clarified that it’s going to not take part on this strike.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, the BMS stated, “It’s clarified that BMS and its items is not going to take part this politically motivated strike on 26th November 2020.”
The representatives of the ten central commerce unions expressed satisfaction concerning the preparations of nationwide common strike on November 26, 2020 in a joint press convention held right here.
The Unbiased Sectoral Federations and Associations within the central and state authorities staff and within the public sector enterprises have served the strike discover in a lot of the locations, equally the economic items within the personal sector, huge and small, even have submitted notices to this impact in most a part of the nation, the joint assertion stated.
The scheme staff, home staff, development staff, beedi staff, hawkers, distributors, agricultural staff, self employed in rural and concrete India have determined to return on streets for ‘chakka jam’, it stated.
The auto and taxi drivers have additionally determined to maintain off the roads in lots of states.The federations of railway and protection staff have determined for giant mobilisation on the day to precise their solidarity to this strike motion and the calls for of the unions, the assertion stated.
The united entrance of the Kisan organisations in India named as AIKSCC has prolonged its help to the overall strike of staff and can be mobilising in rural India to precise solidarity with the employees.
The commerce unions have additionally prolonged their help to the decision by AIKSCC, the umbrella organisation of Indian farmers, of ‘Parliament Chalo’ march of 26-27 November together with the mobilisation of staff throughout India to face with them towards the farm legal guidelines.
The calls for of the strike embody money switch of Rs 7,500 monthly for all non-income tax paying households and 10 kg free ration per particular person monthly to all needy.
The unions additionally demanded for growth of MGNREGA (rural employment assure scheme) to supply 200 days’ work in a yr in rural areas at enhanced wages and likewise extension of the employment assure to city areas.
They’ve requested the federal government to withdraw all “anti-farmer legal guidelines and anti-worker labour codes and cease privatisation of public sector together with the monetary sector and cease corporatisation of government-run manufacturing and repair entities like railways, ordinance factories, ports and so on.”
Additionally they pressured of their demand to withdraw the “draconian round on compelled untimely retirement of presidency and PSU staff”.
The unions have additionally put forth different calls for that embody ‘pension to all’, scrapping NPS (Nationwide Pension System) and restoration of earlier pension with enchancment in EPS-95 (Staff’ Pension Scheme-1995 run by retirement fund physique EPFO)