Nagpur: President of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Baidyanath Rai while addressing a press conference in Nagpur flayed Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi because of the stand on their proposed labour laws.
It can also be noted here that though the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh is the Labour Wing of Rashtriya Swayam Sangh (RSS), the chief of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Baidhyanath Rai claimed that Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh is one of the 23 wings of RSS.
Rai claimed that the proposed Labour Laws are pro-industrialists and not pro-labourers or workers. The best interest of the workers or labouers does not feature in the new proposed Labour Laws.
Rai claimed that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP’s Central Government aims at progress and development only through industrialization. They feel that only through industrialization will India progress in leaps and bounds. However Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh feel that the nation can progress only through the progress of Mazdoor (Labourers / Workers) and through development of farming. Rai went on to claim that it is a proven fact that the economy of every nation that relied on industrialization have failed miserably.
While speaking about the political stand, Rai claimed that we will support and laud the BJP government only if they work for the welfare of the workers.
According to the BMS chief the proposed law will curtail the democratic right of workers to organise themselves into trade unions. As per the draft, employees would not be allowed to form a union unless they had a minimum 100 members and 10 per cent of total workers in the unit.
President of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Baidhyanath Rai told the media personnel that they have submitted a 10 point demand to the Central Government out of which they have got a favourable acceptance for only five of their demands.
Some of the demands which they expect the Central Government to seriously look into are the three main demands which include:
- 1. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy
- 2. Privatization of government run organizations and companies
- 3. Large scale industrialization.
President of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Baidhyanath Rai claimed that if the Central Government does not reconsider their stand on the new proposed Labour Laws. Failing to make changes in the Labour Laws that safeguards the interests of the workers, the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh will organize nation-wide strikes.
In continuation with this Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh will be organizing a Bharatiya Shram Sammelan on July 20 and 21, 2015 to demand Changes in Labour Laws.