Employees and Workers of PDD on Friday held protest demonstrations at PDD complex Bemina Srinagar and Press Club Jammu held a protest demonstration against the new labour laws announced by the central government.
Umar Bhat Spokesperson J&K Central Non-Gazetted Electrical Employees Union (JKCNGEEU) said that the implementation of new labour laws is against the thousands of workers who work tirelessly to earn their bread of just two times a day, and are being exploited by the regimes with these flawed policies, this has given rise to the new urban capitalism.
“Instead of providing any relief and rehabilitation to millions of labourers, hit by the novel COVID-19 pandemic, the government of India is experimenting with the introduction of new laws and unnecessary changes to exploit the poor labour class only adding that this is a sheer attempt to loot the basic rights of these workers, who have been living in miserable conditions and poverty as we have seen throughout India,” he said.
Parshotam Sharma General Secretary JKCNGEEU said that, “Thousands of daily wagers are engaged with various departments of the state and are working ruthlessly to ensure the smooth and effective functioning of the system and its establishments, but these policies and changes in-laws are purely intended to further push these labourers and workers to hardships, resulting in suicides as we have seen.”
“The state government has also unbundled the JK Power Development Department into various corporations and now the entire privatization would be both anti-employee and anti-consumer move. The next step would be a rise in tariffs and duty on electricity by private companies, who are none less than capitalistic exploiters bothered about their profit only. The consumer services will be badly affected due to handover of state establishments to corporate companies,” he said.
JKCNGEEU said that it has always stood against any move or decision that has been not in favour of the workers and employees but also for the public as well. “We are all over protesting against these notorious and draconian laws being implemented to fill the pockets and profits of some corporations, who have already looted the public sphere,” he said. CNS