Aurangabad: All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) will stage a protest against Centre’s privatisation policy in front of gram panchayats on Sep 23, it said on Monday.
According to union members, memorandum on the same will be given to all the taluka, tehsildar and Zilla Parishad chief executive officers, collectors and commissioners. The demonstration has been organised at the village level by AITUC and Lal Bawta Agricultural Workers Union as part of the nationwide agitation of trade unions.
Recently, an online meeting of Anganwadi Employees Union, Asha and Group Promoter Employees Union, School Nutrition Employees Union, Gram Panchayat Employees Federation, Lalbawta Shetmajur Union was held under the chairmanship of Mangal Dhattinge.
The central government has been pushing for privatisation in the last 5-6 years and this has accelerated during the Corona period, they said.
The country’s wealth is being sold, government businesses are being sold at a rapid pace, banks with crores of rupees in deposits of the general public are being attacked, they further said, adding that unemployment is at its peak in the last 45 years with the means of income being taken away and common masses being deprived of education, health, employment amongst other fundamental rights.
As this is having the biggest impact on the working class in rural areas and workers in the unorganised sector, all the central trade unions have decided to stage agitation across the country on Wednesday.
Com Ram Baheti, Mangal Dhattinge, Usha Shelke, Aarti Nalawade among 72 office bearers will be seen taking part in the demonstration.