AITUC on May Day observation

IMPHAL, April 29: All India Trade Union Congress, Manipur has said in an statement that the period from the last May Day till now has been full of unprecedented events-nationally as well as Internationally. "United struggle and joint programs culminating in the historic, biggest ever General Strike of the Indian working class on the 20th & 21st  Feb, 2013, exhibited the determination of all sections of the working people to carry forward the united struggle with the massive participation of industrial workers, agricultural workers, millions of unorganised/informal workers including Anganwadi, Asha, domestic, midday meal women workers, most sections of the organized workers including those of Banks, Financial institutions, Public sector employees, Govt. employees, transport workers, defence employees, telecom and postal employees amongst others, it said.

The statement continued that the unity thus achieved in the rank and file of the working class of India amongst the central trade unions as well as independent unions will naturally be carried forward in the coming days and this is the call of the May Day – 2013

It informed that the 16th World Congress of the world Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) adopted 'Athens Pact' and gave a clarion call for decisive, unyielding trade union struggles against monopolies, unified in each country, industry, region; politicalization of trade union struggles with the objective of changing the co-relation of forces, with the perspective of defeating the slavery pursued by capitalism and imperialism; more co-ordinated struggles with other movements like peace movement, the youth movement and the women’s' movement etc; the progressive trade unions to take the role of rallying and mobilising for action and struggle of the working class and its allies.

It added that May Day is a day to plan for the rejuvenation of organization at all levels, national, state, district, industrial, unit lever and this has to be done more systematically, more enthusiastically and more seriously.

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