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Dec 18, 2008

Trade Unions Will Stage Picketing

Major Trade unions will stage picketing in Tamil Nadu in January third week, to pressure the State government to allow them to form trade unions in MNCs and new industries.Briefing reporters on the deliberations of the two-day meeting of two-day CITU State committee, its secretay, A Soundarajan said that of late the Government and managements of new industries, have & developed a tendency in opposing the formation of trade unions.


If the unions were formed, the company was taking action against those involved in it and about 500 employees were dismissed and another 500 were placed under suspension for resorting to&apos&aposright to associate,&apos&aposhe said. To draw the attention and exert pressure on the Government trade unions would join together and stage Statewide picketing in January, the date of which would be announced after consulting other unions, Soundararajan said.


In a resolution adopted, CITU wanted the Government to strictly implement its order to pay rs.143 per day for apprentices in the textile mills. The managements were resorting to tactics like changing the&aposapprentice&aposas casual labourer, he alleged. CITU also urged the government to strictly implement the minimum wages in plantation, regularise workers in Anganawadis and inquire into the number of real contract workers in TWAD Board, Soundarajan said.

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