The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) on Monday appealed to all its frontal wings, organizations and state units to stay away from the two-day nationwide general strike called by 10 Central Trade Union (CTUs) of the country in January next year.
The CTUs have called a bandh across the country on January 8 and 9, 2019 in protest of what they call the pro- corporate, anti-national and anti-people policies of the BJP-led NDA government.
The 10 central trade unions include Indian National Trade Union Congress, All India Trade Union Congress, Hind Mazdoor Sabha, Centre of Indian Trade Unions, Self Employed Women’s Association, etc.
“BMS is a non-political organization and its motive is to fight for the rights of the workers, not to form or topple a government. We should understand that some trade unions of our country are misusing the workers,” said Sunil Kirwai, BMS organizing secretary and Northeast in-charge here on Monday.
He was addressing the 3rd interaction-cum-awareness programme under BMS organized by the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) at the Nyokum Lapang ground in Itanagar.
A Government is respected for the work it does for the public so let us leave it to the hands of the people to decide if it deserves to repeat its term, Kirwai said.
The day-long programme of the AAPPTF and BMS was among others attended by MLAs Techi Kaso and Nyamar Karbak, BJP state president Tapir Gao and thousands of members from various transport organizations of the State.
Reforms to enhance the efficiency of transport system in State, grievances of the trade unions and its members, future programmes and initiations of BMS and AAPPTF in the State etc were thoroughly discussed in the meeting.