Farm labourer unions to launch sit-in from August 8

Farm labourer unions to launch sit-in from August 8

Members of various farmers’ unions raise slogans during a convention in Bathinda on Wednesday. Pawan Sharma

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, July 20

Farm labourers’ union will start a statewide agitation and dharna outside DC offices from August 8 onwards. The announcement was made by leaders of unions during a convention held here today.

Leaders and members of different unions, including Dehati Mazdoor Sabha, Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union, Krantikari Pendu Mazdoor Union, Punjab Khet Mazdoor Sabha and Mazdoor Mukti Morcha, participated in the convention.

Darshan Nahar, state president, Dehati Mazdoor Sabha said, “The newly formed AAP government has also been ignoring interests labourers just like previous ruling dispensations.”

“Since all are demands are pending so, we will start a state-wide agitation from August 8. We will stage protests outside the DC offices in all districts of the state,” he said. Meanwhile, union leaders condemned a statement by Member of Parliament Simranjit Singh Mann in which he allegedly termed Bhagat Singh as terrorist.

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