THE foundation day of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions was observed throughout the country with various programmes on May 30.
The 15th conference of CITU decided to conduct a month long campaign from May 1-30 aiming at ideological development of the cadres and members. On the occasion of the centenary of Great October revolution, popular lectures/classes on ‘the journey of the working class from May Day demanding social justice to the Great October Revolution establishing the State for social justice’ at all levels of the organisation were organised up to the union committees. Workshops and general body meetings were organised at various levels on the task of the working class in the contemporary period.
In Hindi speaking states, a month long campaign was organised on the issues of minimum wages, pension, implementation of labour laws etc from May 1-30, along with the campaign on October Revolution. In other states meetings, rallies etc were conducted at state/district/ divisional/ local/ factory levels.
As the culmination of the campaign, on May 30, CITU foundation Day, mass rallies were organised at state level in Hindi speaking states.
In Delhi, a protest was organised in front of Shram Shakti Bhawan, Labour Ministry. ML Malkotia, CITU treasurer, addressed the meeting. Later, a delegation met the labour secretary.
In Haryana, the demonstration was organised at district level. In Gurgaon, a 24 hour dharna was organised in front of the office of the labour commissioner from May 29-30.
In Punjab, state level rally was organised in Chandigarh. Usha Rani, CITU secretary and president of AIFAWH, Raghunath Singh, CITU secretary addressed. Two OSDs of the Punjab CM came to the venue of the rally and received the memorandum and assured to consider the demands immediately and take effective steps.
In Chattisgarh, state level rally was organised in Raipur which was addressed by JS Majumdar, CITU vice president. A massive rally was held in Shimla which was addressed by Kashmir Singh Thakur.
In Madhya Pradesh eight divisional rallies were organised. AK Padmanabhan, CITU vice president addressed the rally in Bhopal.
On the occasion, CITU flag was hoisted at BTR Bhawan, CITU head quarters, New Delhi by Swadesh Dev Roye, secretary. Tapan Sen, general secretary spoke.