Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 6
Ten Left-leaning and anti-BJP Central Trade Unions (CTUs) on Wednesday announced solidarity with the farmer organisations’ decision to intensify the stir against the three farm laws.
The United Platform of Farmers’ Organisations has decided to intensify the struggle.
The Joint Platform of these CTUs said that the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) has decided a series of programmes as part of the campaign during three days’ ‘Mahapadav’ in all the state capitals from January 23-25 and a parallel Republic Day parade on January 26 after the official parade is over.
“The AIKSCC, while acknowledging the continuing solidarity support by the workers and trade unions in their struggle, has requested the Central Trade Unions and Federations to extend their active support to the agitation programmes adopted by them,” the Joint Platform of CTUs in a statement said.
The Joint Platform also demanded, among others, scrapping of the Labour Codes and stalling of privatisation, etc.
The 10 CTUs are INTUC, HMS, AIUTUC, CITU, AITUC, TUCC, AICCTU, UTUC, SEWA and LPF.
The Centre and the farmers are locked in a stalemate on the farm laws with the latter adamant on their repeal.
The government, on the other hand, wants the clause-by-clause discussions on the laws to arrive at a meeting ground, and remove infirmities, if any.
Seven rounds of talks have been held between the government and farmers’ organisations, but these have failed to bring about a resolution.