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AITUC Manipur to support nationwide strike

IMPHAL, Nov 20(Correspondent)
Published on 20 Nov. 2012 10:51 PM IST
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All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Manipur Tuesday resolved to extend its support to the forthcoming nationwide campaigns and struggles throughout the country announced by AITUC and other trade unions.

AITUC had announced a series of campaigns and struggles including law violation programme on December 18 and 19 next throughout the country and March to Parliament on December 20 and national strike on February 20 and 21.

The resolution to support to campaigns arrived at the 14th state conference of the AITUC, Manipur held at THAU ground, Imphal. AITUC deputy general secretary H Mahadevan at the conference said that the political and economic crisis in the country was getting accentuated further resulting in growing attacks on the working class people and general masses.

“Recent decisions of the government were indications of government’s aggressive pursuance of neo-liberal economic policies ignoring resistance to them by various sections of society,” he said and added that it has become utmost necessary for state conference to have focused discussion on the forthcoming campaigns and struggles of the AITUC.

Former minister and president of AITUC Manipur Dr Nara Singh alleged that the Centre and State government have failed to look after the poor people especially those engaged in agriculture. He also blamed the state government for not distributing the PDS items in proper and transparency way.

Highlighting that majority of the Manipuri population are farmers or agricultural workers, general secretary of Manipur branch of AITUC L Sotinkumar in his annual report said the government instead of framing policies to assist the farmer community, it was hiking the prices of essential commodities frequently.

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