March 20, 2016
CTUs Organise All India Protest on March 10 Against Anti-Worker Policies

THE central trade unions (CTUs), including the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), have observed March 10 as ‘All India Protest Day’ to register their protest against the ‘anti-labour’ policies of the central and some state governments. The unions called an all India protest day on March 10, 2016, as the government of India remained indifferent to their demands, and has failed to respond to their 12 point charter. The BJP led NDA government is going ahead with its pro-corporate, anti-labour policies, including proposed labour law amendments, disinvestment and privatisation of public sector undertakings, and allowing foreign direct investment in strategic sectors, directly affecting workers’ welfare. The central trade unions expressed deep concerns that even without legislating, many anti-worker labour laws amendments are pushed through by executive orders and by directing state governments to carry out pro-corporate amendments.