Press Release : By Central Trade Unions regarding Recognition of Trade Unions at State & Central level
04th January, 2019
The following statement was issued to the press on 4th January, 2019 by the central trade unions, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, AICCTU, TUCC, SEWA, LPF, UTUC in response to cabinet decision of the Govt. to amendments in the Trade Union Act 1926.
The Central Trade Unions accuse the Central Govt. of having malafide Intentions to meddle with the laid down procedures for recognition of trade unions at state and central level. The amendment to Trade Union Act, 1926 by the cabinet as is evident from the Govt. press release are to have the rights of Govts in the state and central level to interfere into the independent functioning of the trade unions. It is regressive and would take us to British era position. The working class fought during British rule in India to get Trade Union Act, 1926. But this Govt. is camouflaging and is bent upon to promote their tout and pccket unions by dismantling the laid down procedures. The clause they are amending deals with enterprise level unions. And trade unions at that level are already using it. To say that they will ensure true representation Is actually to promote tout unions. Again to say that it is to check arbitrary nominations in Tripartite & Bipartite bodies is actually to deny the representations to unions who question govts’ policies. Talking of reduction of litigation and industrial unrest Is to actually stifle the collective bargaining. The Govt. decision is against the stated positions of Indian Constitution and the BJP led NDA Govt. true to its colors is out to destroy democratic institutions and above all the constitution of India. Ten Central Trade Unions are going to orgained nationwide general strike on 8th and 9th January, 2019 on 12 point charter of demands which also Includes opposition to anti worker, anti trade unions changes in labour laws and codification of laws.