Cochin Port Labour Union to Stage Two Day Strike in January

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The Cochin Port Labour Union has called its members to join a 48-hour long general strike on 8 and 9 January 2019, GAC announced.

As informed, the move comes in response to the call by central trade unions, including Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), to which the Cochin Port Labour Union is affiliated.

The Economic Times reported that CITU, Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) have called for a two-day strike from January 8 demanding better working conditions.

According to the strike notice from Cochin Port Labour Union, the union demands, among other things, the establishment of the minimum wage Rs 18,000 per month and setting of minimum pensions at no less than Rs 3,000 per month.

The unions want all anti-labor bills to be withdrawn and universal social security for all workers.

In addition, the unions call for the sale of government stake in central/state public sector to be stopped.

According to GAC, uncertainty still prevails regarding the strike’s impact on port operations, and a clearer picture is expected to be available closer to the date.

World Maritime News Staff

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