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Trade union body to launch stir

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 22 � Opposing the move of the State Government to merge the Labour Courts and Industrial Tribunals with the District and Session Court, the State unit of All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) has decided to launch a strong protest movement.

AICCTU, Assam president Biren Kalita today said that the decision of the State Government would adversely affect a large number of people including the working class.

�The State Government took the decision to merge 13 courts dealing with different subject matters, with the District and Session Court, on September 16, 2011. As a result, the cases in the courts like the Labour Court, Family Court, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Court, Motor Accident Claim Court, Industrial Tribunals etc., would be transferred to the District and Sessions Court,� said Kalita, while addressing the media here.

�Since the district judiciaries already have a huge burden of pending cases, these extra cases would further cause delay in justice delivery and create a chaotic situation,� he added.

Kalita also blamed that the decision was taken in a secret manner without informing the parties concerned, including the trade unions.

�Now, the Gauhati High Court has issued a notification (HC.VII.213/2010/8253/A)on October 20, 2011 in view of the government notification on September 16, according to which the cases pending in Industrial Tribunals and Labour Courts of Assam would be transferred to the courts of District and Sessions Judges,� he added, alleging that the government is trying to play the divide and rule policy by merging the courts in a phased manner.

�The decision of the State Government is anti-workers and anti-people and cross section of people would be affected by this. We requested the State Government, through memorandums to the Chief Minister and the Labour Minister on November 21, to review the decision,� added Kalita.

To build public opinion on the topic and decide further course of action, a convention of trade unions would be organised at the Bhagabati Prasad Barua Bhaban on November 27. A dharna would also be organised by various trade unions on November 30 and a memorandum would be submitted to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro).

�This decision has been taken at the behest of the executive class and capitalists. We would launch an extensive protest movement against this,� Kalita reiterated.

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Trade union body to launch stir

GUWAHATI, Nov 22 � Opposing the move of the State Government to merge the Labour Courts and Industrial Tribunals with the District and Session Court, the State unit of All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) has decided to launch a strong protest movement.

AICCTU, Assam president Biren Kalita today said that the decision of the State Government would adversely affect a large number of people including the working class.

�The State Government took the decision to merge 13 courts dealing with different subject matters, with the District and Session Court, on September 16, 2011. As a result, the cases in the courts like the Labour Court, Family Court, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Court, Motor Accident Claim Court, Industrial Tribunals etc., would be transferred to the District and Sessions Court,� said Kalita, while addressing the media here.

�Since the district judiciaries already have a huge burden of pending cases, these extra cases would further cause delay in justice delivery and create a chaotic situation,� he added.

Kalita also blamed that the decision was taken in a secret manner without informing the parties concerned, including the trade unions.

�Now, the Gauhati High Court has issued a notification (HC.VII.213/2010/8253/A)on October 20, 2011 in view of the government notification on September 16, according to which the cases pending in Industrial Tribunals and Labour Courts of Assam would be transferred to the courts of District and Sessions Judges,� he added, alleging that the government is trying to play the divide and rule policy by merging the courts in a phased manner.

�The decision of the State Government is anti-workers and anti-people and cross section of people would be affected by this. We requested the State Government, through memorandums to the Chief Minister and the Labour Minister on November 21, to review the decision,� added Kalita.

To build public opinion on the topic and decide further course of action, a convention of trade unions would be organised at the Bhagabati Prasad Barua Bhaban on November 27. A dharna would also be organised by various trade unions on November 30 and a memorandum would be submitted to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro).

�This decision has been taken at the behest of the executive class and capitalists. We would launch an extensive protest movement against this,� Kalita reiterated.