THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on April 2, has congratulated the working class of Kerala for their united statewide strike action against the notorious ‘Fixed Term Employment’ notification by the Modi led BJP government at the centre, which is designed to impose conditions of slavery on the working people, in its most obedient service to corporate capitalist class, both domestic and foreign.
As many as sixteen trade union organisations in Kerala – practically all except the BMS have jointly decided to organise the strike action on April 2, and the strike call has received overwhelming response from the workers, completely paralysing normal life in the state. Normal work in industries, services, transport, ports, refineries and shops and establishments etc came to a grinding halt owing to the all-in united strike action by almost all the unions in Kerala. Even the workers affiliated to BMS unions have joined the strike in a big way.
As decided by the CITU general council meeting held in Kozhikode from March 23-26, a call was given for holding solidarity demonstration in all the states throughout the country on the same day of April 2. As per reports received till the evening of April 2nd, massive demonstrations have been held in most of the states and industrial centres in the country by several thousands of workers and employees denouncing the ‘fixed term employment’ notification and resolving to resist this notorious move of the government.
CITU hails the working people of the country for such solidarity action and calls upon the trade union movement and the working class to prepare for resistance action against this notorious move in the days to come.