Against Fixed Term Employment, CITU Announced Nationwide Protest on April 2

The new rules of the Government of India’s that replace permanent employment with term based employment are a ploy to dilute protection of the employed. Expressing its firm  opposition to the fixed term employment, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has given call for a nationwide protest programme on April 2, 2018. Vowing to fight back against the new amended rules issued by the Labour Ministry under the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act (1946), CITU, jointly with sixteen trade unions will be organizing one day statewide strike on 2 April in Kerala.
In a press release issued by A R Sindhu, CITU Secretary,the CITU General Council has called for this protest against Fixed Term Employment and in solidarity with the strike by Kerala Trade Unions.

K Hemalata in her presidential address explained the various development world over and the emerging struggles of various sections of the working people world over against the policies of globalization. She said that was the responsibility of the organised leadership to place the alternative before the working class and the people and mobilise them to fight for such an alternative, in this critical situation where the working class and the people of the country are searching for alternatives.

Tapan Sen, General Secretary while presenting the report, said that only through militant offensive struggles against the neoliberal policies we can defeat authoritarian and communal regimes and the leadership of the working class is crucial in it.

The general Council also adopted a resolution in support of the call for one day strike on April 22 018, jointly by sixteen trade unions in Kerala against the Government of India’s order to introduce fixed term employment in place of permanent employment in all sectors. CITU General Council called upon all its affiliates, other fraternal organizations and CITU state committees to organize protest demonstrations on 2nd April 2018 in solidarity with this strike action.