SOLIDARITY WITH NATIONAL STRIKE IN INDIA
In January of this year, 250 million workers in India demonstrated in a great strike, and as is customary in capitalist countries, the demands were not heard by the government authorities, so it is necessary to return to the de facto measures, in defense of our rights. The demands of our fellow Indian workers are:
1.- Cash transfer of Rs 7,500 per month for all families who do not pay income tax
2.- 10 Kg of free ration of food per person per month for all those in need.
3.- Expansion of MGNREGA to provide 200 days of work a year in rural areas with better wages: extension of the employment guarantee to urban areas.
4.- Withdraw all anti-peasant laws and anti-worker labor codes.
5.- Stop the privatization of the public sector, including the financial sector, and stop the corporatization of government-run manufacturing and service entities such as railways, ordinance factories, ports, etc.
6.- Withdraw the draconian circular on forced premature retirement of government and PSU employees.
7.- Provide pension to all, eliminate the NPS and restore the previous pension, improve EPS-95.
With these demands, the National Strike is being prepared for this November 26, where the rights of workers are raised, both in the city and in the countryside, as well as pensioners and retired people, and also the defense of the public sector and against privatizations. The International Union of Trade Unions of Pensioners and Retired People of the World Trade Union Federation (TUI of P&R of the WFTU), as we did in January, once again united and in solidarity with the trade union organizations and with each of their managers and fellow militants, who make common cause, in the world struggle, against exploitation, capitalism and imperialism.
FOR A LONG AND WORTHY LIFE
Quim Boix General Secretary Trade Unions International (TUI) of Pensioners and Retired People (P&R) World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)
Lisímaco Velasco Propaganda Secretary Trade Unions International (TUI) of Pensioners and Retired People (P&R) World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)