RSS-affiliated trade union to protest Modi government’s policies

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New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) on Tuesday said it would hold protests from this month against “the anti-labour policies” of the Narendra Modi government and the agitation would culminate in a march to Parliament in November.

BMS General Secretary Virjesh Upadhyay told IANS that their demands include regularisation of contract labour, equal pay for equal work and social security and other benefits for skilled workers.

The BMS also opposes the government policy on disinvestment and privatisation of the public sector, he said.

“We will also organise state level protests this month and issue memoranda to various Chief Ministers. Then on November 17, we will assemble in Delhi to protest against the central government,” he said.

Upadhyay added that the decision was taken autonomously by the labour organisation and the RSS had nothing to do with it.

“RSS is an ideology. But we are an autonomous organisation with our own governance and decision making process,” he added.

–IANS

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