Tributes paid to Chicago martyrs

Tributes paid to Chicago martyrs

Workers of different organisations gather to honour the Chicago martyrs on International Labour Day. Photo: Gurbaxpuri

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 1

Despite the weekend lockdown, the Left parties observed Labour Day at three different areas in the city. Red flags were hoisted at party offices in Chheharta, Haripura and Batala Road. The leaders paid tributes to the Chicago martyrs and threw light on the struggle of labourers.

Com Amrajit Singh Ansal said the labourers were now more united against the anti-labour policies of the Centre. “The BJP-led Central government has eliminated the labour laws, which were enacted with a long struggle. Now, the government proposed to implement four labour codes. In the wake of pandemic, the government is giving the control of the nation to corporate house. Lakhs of workers will lose their employment,” said Ansal.

Other speakers criticised the Central government for agri-laws and other policies.

Meanwhile, activists of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from the West constituency led by Punjab Trade Wing secretary Rajinder Palah distributed masks to workers in different areas. Palah said the entire world was suffering from the coronavirus. “Aam Aadmi Party team distributed masks in different chowks and provided sanitisers,” said Palah. Block president Moti Lal, youth secretary Varun Rana, Circle president Pritpal Singh, senior leader Raghu Raj, Raghar Dayal, Arvinder Singh, Karan Kumar Vansh, Sajan were also present.

Labour Day in Tarn Taran

Various employees, farmers, labourers and other sections of society paid rich tributes to Chicago martyrs during different functions held on International Labour Day in Tarn Taran on Saturday. Workers condemned the three farm laws. The CPI and Punjab Istri Sabha activists organised a joint function at Chabal where men women workers participated in large numbers. — OC

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