New Delhi, May 16: Various central labour organisations have strongly criticised the 'weakening' of labour laws in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and other states, saying there will be a nationwide protest against it on May 22. In a statement, the organisations strongly condemned the weakening of labour laws and termed them ‘merciless’ and ‘criminal’.
The trade unions alleged that the state governments are weakening the labor laws at the instigation of the Centre and withdrawing the facilities earned after a long time. They said that on May 22, demonstration will be held across the country. The national leader of the trade unions will fast for a day at Rajghat here.
Along with this, labour leaders will also be on hunger strike in state capitals and district headquarters. The ten central trade unions that issued the joint statement are INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF and UTUC. (UNI)