Worker-Peasant Action Day by CITU

Port Blair, Sept 06: In continuation of  the worker peasant joint struggles  including the 9th August 2020 Satyagraha/Jail baro, the  CITU,  All India Kisan Sabha and All India Agricultural Workers Union  had decided to  observe country-wide Worker-Peasant Action Day on 5th September, 2020.   Rallies, dharnas, Padayatras were organized at village/panchayat/local level on the basic demands of the people.

In Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Andaman and Nicobar State Committee of the CITU has organized a programme in front of the Crusade House Phoenix Bay, Port Blair today evening.  Addressing the gathering,  B. Chandrachoodan, General Secretary  of the CITU State  Committee said that the  destructiveness of the government policies in economic, political and social fronts  aimed at centralisatio  and authoritarianism  and also  to carry  on the communal divisive machinations on the society  with a diversionary  intent to serve the capitalist landlord classes  can be countered only by  intensifying  the class struggle  at the grassroot level.  He said that the Modi government, taking advantage of the Covid 19 pandemic and the lockdown, is implementing various anti-people policies in the country.

The demands raised during the  Worker Peasant Action Day were (i) Universal Health Care especially  free tests and treatment for Covid 19,  (ii) Free Ration, (iii) Rs. 7500/- per month income support for  next six months (iv) 200 days  works in MNREGA @ Rs. 600/-,  unemployment allowance and urban employment guarantee, (iv)  against Executive Orders on Essential Commodities Act, Farm Trade, Electricity Act, EIA, National Education Policy 2020,  National Digital Health Mission, suspension and altering of labour laws and privatization of public sector  undertakings and Services.

Workers from different Unions participated in the programme which was organized by observing Covid 19 protocols.  SP Kalairajan, Vice President of CITU State Committee was also present.

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