Published On: Wed, Jan 8th, 2020

Modi govt snatched 5 crore jobs instead of giving 10 crore jobs, says AITUC Gen Secy Kaur

New Delhi: All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) General Secretary Amarjeet Kaur on Wednesday said Modi government snatched five crore jobs due to demonetisation instead of giving 10 crore jobs in the tenure of five years.

AITUC General Secretary Amarjeet Kaur while speaking to media in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Moreover, the government is prepared to snatch the jobs of around 93,600 telecom employees in the name of VRS, which is forced retirement, she added.

Kaur said the government is trying to break 150-year-old labour laws. “We are demanding pension for all and also standing for the farmer’s issues. We are against the commercialisation and privatisation of education,” she said.

Talking about demands, the AITUC general secretary said: “Our first demand is regarding inflation and how to stop it. Secondly, the government is selling the public sector units (PSUs) continuously and they are even selling our infrastructure.”

She said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing public meeting before 2014 had said that his government would improve GDP growth, employment opportunities, end corruption and other issues, but in vain.

Ten Central trade unions along with different federations called for a nationwide strike on Wednesday to protest against “anti-worker policies of the BJP government.” The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) did not take part in the strike.


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