Farmer Protests: Trade Unions Lend Support To ‘Bharat Bandh’ On Dec. 8
Farmers sit in front of graffiti at a protest site at a road block on the Delhi-Haryana border crossing in Singhu, Delhi, India, on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Farmer Protests: Trade Unions Lend Support To ‘Bharat Bandh’ On Dec. 8

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A joint platform of 10 central trade union has extended its support to a call of ‘Bharat Bandh’ by farmer organisations on Dec. 8. This, after the trade unions had called for a nationwide strike on Nov. 26 to protest against the recently passed labour codes and farm laws, among other issues.

The joint forum comprises:

  • Indian National Trade Union Congress
  • All India Trade Union Congress
  • Hind Mazdoor Sabha
  • Centre of Indian Trade Unions
  • All India United Trade Union Centre
  • Trade Union Co-ordination Centre
  • Self-Employed Women's Association
  • All India Central Council of Trade Unions
  • Labor Progressive Federation
  • United Trade Union Congress

The joint platform of central trade unions and independent sectoral federations and associations reiterate their “wholehearted support to the ongoing united struggles of the farmers demanding scrapping of draconian agricultural laws”, a joint statement issued by them read.

The joint platform takes note with satisfaction that from Nov. 27 onwards, workers and employees and their unions have been fully active in holding numerous agitations in solidarity with the ongoing farmers’ struggles in all the states throughout the country. They have been braving arrests and intimidation from state administration/police.

The joint platform welcomes the firm resolve and determination of the united platform of farmer organizations to intensify the struggles countrywide and extends all support to their call for 'Bharat Bandh' on Dec. 8, 2020, it added.

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