False and Fake News
Below we publish the statement issued by the CITU on August 26
THE news of the seamen's union of CITU – FSUI joining Shiv Sena is totally false and fake
The Hindustan Times (Mumbai) dated August 25, 2019 published a news that Forward Seamen's Union of India (FSUI) has joined Shiv Sena. This news is totally baseless and fake, spread with a malicious intent to confuse and misguide the seamen community.
The Forward Seamen's Union of India, registered under Trade Union Act 1926, with the registration no 9442, having its registered office and headquarters at Kolkata is affiliated to Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) since the foundation of CITU.
Those who joined Shiv Sena for their own interest as per the news item in Hindustan Times are using the name of FSUI with a dubious intent. They have no organisational authority of taking any such decision on behalf of FSUI.
CITU calls upon all the general members of FSUI and the seafarers in general not to get confused and misguided and remain united under the banner of FSUI and CITU.