As many as 10 central trade unions today decided to hold a three-day protest in November to press for their 12-point charter of demands on minimum wage, social security and others. In the national convention held here today the unions have decided to work for achieving and accelerating united struggle in all the sectors of the economy on respective demands, a joint statement by the unions said. The unions have decided to launch their protest against government over giving no heed to 12-point charter of demands, the statement said. "They will also stage massive three days dharna at National Capital from November 9-11, which is expected to be attended by lakhs of workers from all over the country," it said. The National Convention has also called upon the working people to "prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action against the anti people, anti national activities of the government", the statement said. The ten central trade unions are INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF. The statement said that the "convention noted with utter dismay that the government has been continuing to arrogantly ignore the 12 point Charter of Demands on minimum wage, social security, workers' status and pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization and mass scale contractorisation etc.
Being jointly pursued by the entire trade union movement of the country". The unions had organised nationwide strike on September 2 last year to press for their 12-point charter of demands.
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