CPI(M)-led Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) today said that trade unions would unitedly fight the "pro-corporate and anti-farmer polices" of NDA government. National general secretary of CITU Tapan Sen said the union government was destroying the public sector through privatisation and contract appointments and has already privatised defence productions and set in motion the process to privatise the railways which is a serious matter. The Rajya Sabha member Sen, who was here to participate in the three day meeting of CITU executive, alleged that 43 lakh posts are lying vacant which the government is trying to fill on contractual basis while it was taking the ordinance route to benefit the corporate sector. He said that all the trade unions barring the Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) will meet at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on August 8 to chalk out the programme for opposing the economic policies of the government and demonstration in front of the Parliament for three days followed by two day strike in banks, telecom sector and under public undertakings. He also attacked the Centre on the GST and said that it has snatched the right of the states government to levy taxes and the most hit is the small trader.
NDA govt pro-corporate, anti-farmer: CITU
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