Vol. XLIII No. 19 May 12, 2019

CITU Pays Homage to Com N Venkateswarlu

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on May 7, has  expressed its deep sorrow at the shocking demise of Comrade N Venkateswarlu (Kiran), general secretary of Telangana United Electricity Employees Union and office bearer of EEFI. He breathed his last in the early hours of May 7, 2019 in a hospital in Hyderabad after fighting cancer for the last one year.

Comrade N Venkateswarlu known as Kiran joined Kothagudem Thermal Power Station (KTPS) in 1990 as a boulder breaker in the coal plant. Soon he joined CITU Affiliated UEEU. He became one of the office bearers of UEEU in 1998 and later became the general secretary in 2008. He was one of the key leaders of the contract labour regularisation struggle in 2006 as well in 2016. He was elected as national office bearer of EEFI in the 7th conference. He was a member of CITU national general council. His struggling spirit was laudable and it made him natural leader of the workers.

His untimely death is a big loss to the CITU especially CITU Telangana and EEFI.

CITU secretariat expresses its deepest condolences to all his comrades and family members.