Unions pledge to defend hard-won working class rights

Vowing to defend the hard-won rights of the working class, laborers and laborers held rallies on Sunday in industrial areas of the former undivided Khammam, Karimnagar, Warangal, Adilabad and elsewhere in the state, marking May Day.

Undeterred by the blistering heat wave, workers alleging allegiance to various unions held rallies in Khammam, Kothagudem and several other towns.

Speaking at a meeting held at the CPI(M) district office in Khammam, the party’s district secretary, Nunna Nageswara Rao, sharply criticized the BJP-led central government, accusing it of pursuing policies anti-worker and pro-business, jeopardizing the hard-earned. working class rights.

“All workers in the organized and unorganized sectors should unite to build a strong labor movement building on the historic May Day to fight against the aggressive privatization policies of the BJP regime in the Center aimed at selling state assets to crony capitalists,” he said.

Mr. Rao added that a common struggle of workers was the need of the hour to pressure the Center to abandon the four labor codes, abandon its policies of “privatization” as well as “corporatization” and protects the interests of the working class. Activists from the CITU and other front organizations of the party took part in the meeting.

Meanwhile, unions affiliated with various political parties held separate meetings in Khammam and other parts of the district. Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar took part in a minibus rally organized by the district unit of TRSKV from Agriculture Market Yard to ZP Center in Khammam.

In Bhadradri-Kothagudem district, AITUC, CITU, INTUC and other unions held separate rallies and meetings in Kothagudem and other parts of the coal belt region.

CPI Deputy Secretary of State and former MLA Kunamneni Sambasiva Rao and a host of senior AITUC leaders took part in the celebrations in the coal town.

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