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Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh against govt’s disinvestment and privatisation policies

Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh has up the ante against disinvestment and privatisation policies of the government.

The RSS-affiliate trade union, on Thursday, decided to hold nation wide protest on January 3 across over 600 districts in the country in which it hopes to mobilise nearly 1,50,000 to 2,00,000 people to stage dharna against government’s reforms agenda, which it says is anti-worker, BMS general secretary Vrijesh Upadhaya said.

“This would be followed up by a more concrete action plan at the BMS national executive meeting in February after taking into account the outcomes of the union budget,” he added.

These decisions were taken at the national convention of BMS that saw employees of all central public sector undertakings come together on Thursday protest against government’s policy on privatisation, disinvestment, strategic sale of central public sectors, foreign director investment (FDI), merger of banking and insurance sectors and corporatisation of railways and defence production units amongst others.

At the convention BMS demanded that government initiate wage negotiations, clear salary, wages and retirement benefits, revive and iversify sick PSUs & revision of pension for retired BSNL, MTNL employees etc. as per CPC.

Delegates from public sectors unions or federations across telecom, oil, aviation, coins & currency, Food Corporation of India, National Thermal Power Corporation, among others were part of the convention that lasted for nearly five hours.

Source: Economic Times