Labour unions participate in nationwide strike


Panaji: The labour unions under the banner of Goa Convention of Workers on Wednesday held a public meeting at Azad Maidan as a part of nationwide strike, even as life remained unaffected in the state.

Only few private industries saw low attendance for the day even as labour unions had called for the nationwide bandh.

All the banks, including nationalized, remained unaffected despite the bandh.

Addressing a gathering of around 2,000 people at Azad Maidan in city, Goa Convention of Workers’ leader and General Secretary of All India Trade Union Congress Christopher Fonseca appealed the workers to protest against the anti-labour policies of the central government.

He said that the pro-capitalist policies of the central government has broken the backbone of the working class.

“Several nationalized banks are closing down due to wrong policies of the central government, which needs immediate correction,” he said.

The Congress party was also represented for the public meeting with Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee President Pratima Coutinho addressing the crowd.

Goa Convention of Workers’ leader Suhash Naik said that the working class is on the street against the central government who has been insensitive towards their issues.

“The sectors like banking, insurance, manufacturing and others are severely affected due to wrong policies of the government,” he said.


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