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CITU slams Delhi Lt Governor for invoking ESMA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

CITU has slammed of Baijal for invoking ESMA and preventing and engineers in from joining the nationwide workers general strike on January 8 and 9.

Baijal issued the notification using (ESMA), 1974.

ESMA was established to ensure the delivery of certain services, which if obstructed would affect the normal life of the people.

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) in a statement alleged that the ESMA notice was issued selectively against joining the strike call of the organisation even though it was the joint call of 10 central trade unions and most of the independent national federations of workers and employees.

CITU condemned intimidation by some state governments, including and Tamil Nadu, threatening termination of service, service break, eight-day wage cuts, etc., "attacking the constitutional, statutory and democratic rights of the workers and employees."

The trade union body called upon all sections of workers and employees, irrespective of affiliations, to join the nation-wide workers general strike.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 19:00 IST