Labour Day: Workers’ unions pitch for staff-friendly policies, take out rallies

Bathinda, May 1

Members of various mass organisations and workers’ union took out rallies to mark the International Labour Day (May Day) in Bathinda and Mansa districts on Saturday. Unions apart from raising voice against recent amendments in the labour laws also vowed to support the farmers’ agitation against the agricultural laws.

Under the banner of Joint Platform for Mass Organisation (JPMO), union members from Bathinda thermal plant, Sewerage Board, Forest Department, PRTC and other unions also observed Guru Teg Bahadur’s 400th Prakash Purb and firmed up their resolve to struggle for their basic rights.

Mass organisations and labourers’ unions also organised rallies in Mansa district and joined farmers at various protest venues in the state. Meanwhile, trade union members also joined protesting farmers at Tikri and Singhu borders. Mahipal Sathi, a JPMO leader, said, “Our struggle against the amended labour laws and revival of the 44 laws being annulled by the government will continue and we will also go to any extent to support the farmers’ agitation that has taken the form of a mass movement.” — TNS

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