Central Trade Unions Call for Two-Day Nationwide Strike During Budget Session of Parliament
The National Convention of Workers was held on 11th November 2021 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, under the banner of Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and Independent sectoral all-India Federations and Associations. The convention began with paying homage to many tall leaders of the Central Trade Unions, Federations/Associations, prominent persons in public life who died during Covid-19 period, the farmers who lost lives during the year long historic kisan agitation, including the recent Lakhimpur Kheri killings, and those people who died because of hate crimes, etc.
The convention was notably attended by the delegation of Samyukt Kisan Morcha in solidarity with the working class. The convention called upon the working masses to make the nationwide demonstrations a big success on the day of 26 November 2021- the first anniversary of historic farmer’s movement and the last general strike of the working class.
The speakers included Rajiv Dimri, General Secretary of AICCTU, Ashok Singh, INTUC, Amarjeet Kaur, AITUC, Harbhajan Singh Sidhu, HMS, Tapan Sen, CITU, Satyavan, AIUTUC, G. Devrajan, TUCC, Sonia George, SEWA, J.P. Singh, LPF and Shatrujeet, UTUC.
The presidium included Shailendra K Sharma, Vice-president of AICCTU, apart from leaders of other central trade unions.
The convention called upon the workers to take the message down to the masses through intense activity in the states and districts, factory gates and so on and prepare the working class and common people in general to make the two-day countrywide General Strike during forthcoming budget session of Parliament (session starting from 1st February 2022) a massive success to further scale up the heightening ongoing united struggle to “SAVE THE PEOPLE AND SAVE THE NATION”.