Unhappy over the Centres reform agenda, RSS-affiliated trade union BMS today said that “every day anti-worker decisions are coming out in the name of one-sided labour law reforms” and decided to stage dharnas at district centres across the country on July 8.
The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) expressed “deepfelt dissatisfaction on the callous and lethargic attitude” of the central government on the welfare of workers and asked it to immediately stop “anti-labour” reforms.
The BMS also expressed its “deep felt dissatisfaction on the callous and lethargic attitude of the Central government on the welfare of the workers”, on Friday at the conclusion of its two-day office bearers meet at Nagpur.
“Every (other) day, anti-worker decisions are coming out in the name of one sided labour law reforms. Repeated aggressions on EPF and ESI, anti-worker reforms, textile policy with anti-worker proposals, maritime policy and Niti Aayog’s recommendation on public sector undertakings (PSUs) are glaring examples,” it said in a statement.
The BMS also listed banking reforms, negative stand on international labour standards of International Labour Organisation (ILO), inviting FDI to exploit the “cheap labour” in India, outright sale of PSUs, neglect of the plight of contract labour and unorganised workers as other examples.
“All these show that the government is openly identifying itself with the big industrial houses and proposes a paradigm of industrial progress at the cost of withdrawing worker’s welfare. Its ‘Ease of Doing Business’ is tainted by anti-worker content,” the Sangh said, ruing that it is also being “blindly followed by many state governments”.