RSS-affiliated Mazdoor Sangh calls for nation-wide protest against Modi govt on Feb 20

New Delhi, Feb 9: RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh has called for a nationwide agitation and will observe February 20 as ‘black day’ against the ‘anti-labour’ policies of the Narendra Modi-led government.

“The national executive committee strongly condemns the central government for not keeping any of its promises made to BMS delegation on 17 November 2017 after the historical Delhi rally,” the Economics Times quoted citing Vrijesh Upadhyay, general secretary of BMS said in a statement issued on Friday.

As per the statement, the protest is against the negligent attitude of centre towards labors plight.

Indian workers belonging to different Central Trade Unions have put forth burning issues of labor before the government. “But the Union Budget 2018 was totally silent about any of the issues raised by Unions,” it said.

The executive panel has asked all its districts, state and industrial federations to hold Dharnas, huge demonstrations at District Headquarters, State Capitals, and Industrial Estates on 26 & 27 February 2018.

“In this connection, a huge demonstration before ILC venue will also be organised at New Delhi on 26th February to mount pressure of Central Government to resolve labour issues,” the statement asserted.

The major demands of BMS are increasing honorarium to Aanganwadi workers and bringing them under Social Security coverage, Reimbursement of Cess amount to concerned labour welfare boards suffered  due to implementation of GST, Enhancing EPS pension from Rs1000/ to Rs5000/, Providing special funds to Sick PSUs which can be revived, Increasing Income Tax exemptions to salaried sections up to Rs 5 Lakhs and others.


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