Enthusiastic celebrations mark International Labour Day

Enthusiastic celebrations mark International Labour Day
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International Labour Day was celebrated by different labour unions here on Tuesday. The activists of CITU, INTUC, CPI, The Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) UCCRI (M-L), District Legal Services Authority and others have organised flag hoisting programmes, marking the Labour Day.

Warangal: International Labour Day was celebrated by different labour unions here on Tuesday. The activists of CITU, INTUC, CPI, The Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) UCCRI (M-L), District Legal Services Authority and others have organised flag hoisting programmes, marking the Labour Day.

At a programme in Hanamkonda, CITU Warangal Urban district secretary R Ramesh hoisted the flag and called upon the working class to join hands to fight for the protection of rights. He accused the State and Central governments of violating labour laws by failing to ensure minimum wage and working hours.

At a programme at Shayampet, CPI state secretariat member T Srinivas Rao explained the background of May Day and said the party would take up struggle to protect the rights of labourers, who were being exploited by the governments and corporate forces.

District Legal Services Authority secretary P Annie Rose Christian hoisted flag at Kazipet and extended May Day greetings to working class in the district. She advised the workers to know about their responsibilities, besides fighting for their rights.

She asked labourers in unorganised sector register their names in labour department to avail benefits of various welfare measures being offered by state and central governments. Besides that, the workers should strive to improve their skills.

UCCRI (M-L) state secretary G Kishan asked the working class to come out of exploitative trade unions and work under revolutionary forces to safeguard their rights of minimum wages, proper work conditions and work hours.

Both the Centre and State governments have been suppressing the working class with exploitative rules and thus damaging the spirit of May Day. The working class should draw inspiration from the martyrs of Chicago massacre to launch struggles for their rights, he added.

Marking May Day, INTUC TS Electricity Employees Union-327 organised a blood donation camp at Waddepally in Hanamkonda. District Congress president N Rajender Reddy inaugurated the camp and lauded the union leaders for their initiative.

The members of Orugallu Trolley Auto Union and Kakatiya Auto Union have organised separate programmes in Warangal commemorating the Labour Day. ACP Prabhakar and Congress leader R Srihari attended the programmes and distributed ID cards to auto drivers.

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