DOOMDOOMA, July 31 - A joint convention by the Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and All India Kishan Sabha (AIKS) was organised here by the Tinsukia district committee of CITU recently to protest against the anti-worker and anti-peasant policies of the Central and State governments.
The convention was jointly chaired by Maneswar Barman, president of Asom Krishak Sabha, Tinsukia district committee and Mathura Nath Sharma, vice-president of CITU, Tinsukia district committee.
Addressing the convention, State secretary of CITU Tapan Sharma said that to gag the voice of the workers, the NDA Government was bringing in reforms into the existing labour laws. The plight of the people has increased manifold due to steep rise in prices of essential commodities, he added.
Sharma also said that by now 73% of the country�s wealth had gone into the hands of the big capitalist groups, and only 27% share was with the Central Government. He cautioned that the fate of the upcoming generations would be doomed if and when the latest attempt by the present Government to fix term employment becomes a reality.
The convention was also addressed by CITU Tinsukia district secretary Nagen Chutia, CPM�s Tinsukia district secretary Drona Charingia Phukon and others.
The convention subsequently resolved to launch a �disobedience movement� in Tinsukia on August 9 as a part of its programme to dislodge the present BJP-led NDA Government.
Altogether, 14 resolutions were adopted in the convention like waiving all kinds of loans of the peasants and workers, withdrawal of proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Act�2016 and stopping privatisation of public sector companies etc.