Unions of traders, workers in Bathinda protest Centre’s policies

Oppose proposal to auction land of Bathinda thermal plant

Unions of traders, workers in Bathinda protest Centre’s policies

Members of various trade unions and daily labourers stage a protest against the policies of the Central Government in Amritsar on Friday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, July 3

On a nationwide protest call, members of various trade and workers’ unions staged protests against the Union Government’s alleged anti-worker, anti-farmer and privatisation policies.

The protesters gathered at the Children’s Park area here and raised slogans against the Centre. They also submitted a memorandum of their demands to the Central Government via the district administrative officials.

The protesters opposed the proposed decision to auction the land of Bathinda thermal plant, and demanded that the operations of the plant be allowed to restart, while contracts with private firms for power purchase must be cancelled by the government. They also raised concern over the decision to privatise other sectors as well.

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