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CITU, 10 other unions give nationwide strike call

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on October 30, 2012 Published on October 30, 2012

The West Bengal state committee of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), along with 10 other trade unions, on Tuesday have called a 48-hour countrywide general strike on February 20 and 21.

The protest is against the recent economic reforms by the Union Government, hike in fuel prices and cap on domestic usage of LPG cylinders.

Conventions planned

The trade unions will also conduct district-level conventions as part of their nationwide movement against the Union Government’s decision to allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail, foreign investment in pension fund etc.

“The Union Government’s policies are anti-people. These policies are to benefit the corporate sector. The rights of the labourers are also exploited. To protest these, national trade unions have jointly called a two-day nationwide general strike,” Kali Ghosh, State General Secretary of CITU, said.

ayan.pramanik

@thehindu.co.in

Published on October 30, 2012
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