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Strikes! Are we not done with this mockery!

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

Numerous days and countless productive hours have been lost on this redundant and outdated way of staging the protest, innumerable people have lost their lives in the midst of these uncivilised way of dissent, immeasurable damage had caused to the nations exchequer, humungous destruction had happened in the productivity of the country but still no change had happened in the governance system of the nation and nothing good on account of that has transpired to this society. The most amazing fact is that those who are staging these impractical campaigns and causing monstrous loss to the public shall repeat the same mistakes, which they are presently objecting, when they are back in power and the history repeats. When few are preventing rest from carrying out business and profession under the guise of 'protest', it is not only affecting the exchequer of the nation but directly affecting the numerous institutions and the labourers who are working in those institutions.

On 28th and 29th of March, 2022 trade unions on India is conducting nationwide strike against the policies of the Central government in following four areas.

  • Withdraw / Repeal the newly introduced labour codes.

  • Withdraw / repeal The Essential Defence Services Act, 2021 , which prohibits strikes in the essential defense services.

  • Stop the disinvestment of public sector undertakings

  • Withdraw/repeal National Education policy.

The new labour codes, ie Code on Wages, Industrial Relations Code; Social Security Code, Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, are being introduced as replacement of 40 odd and redundant labour laws, are need of the hour and it contains numerous clauses to protect the interest of workers including those in unorganised sectors. The labour Codes are highly practical and have been introduced as law after several rounds of discussions with all the major trade unions on India and the same is evident from the parliamentary notes. All or majority of the said suggestions put forwarded by those unions had already been incorporated into those laws before introducing it before the both houses of parliament. After being part of those law-making process why are you making this mockery before the common man who is purely unaware about the good things about those laws? Are we not done with this mockery!