CITU DENOUNCES PROMULGATION OF ORDINANCE TO CURB UNITED STRUGGLE OF CIVILIAN DEFENCE PRODUCTION WORKERS AGAINST PRIVATISATION OF ORDNANCE FACTORIES THROUGH CORPORATISATION

 

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions denounces the hasty promulgation of Ordinance by the Central Govt to curb the united struggle of the Defence Production Employees and Workers against the move for privatization of Ordnance Factories network through corporatization in several pieces and dismantling the Ordnance Factories Board.

Very recently, the BJP Govt at the centre has taken a destructive decision to corporatize 44 Ordnance Factories operating under Ordnance Factories Board to pave the way for their ultimate privatization. All the Federations of the Defence Production Employees have long been vehemently opposing such destructive move of the Govt through numerous united agitations and this recent decision of the Govt to corporatize the Ordnance Factories network is in total violation of the assurance given to the united platform of Defence Employees Federations by the Govt in October 2020.

The United Platform of Defence Employees Federations have already decided to oppose said destructive decision of the Govt and resolved to go in for indefinite strike from 26-07-2021 in order to defend and save the country’s defence production network in greater interest of the nation.

The promulgation of Essential Defence Services Ordinance 2021 on 30th June 2021 is the dubious ploy to pre-empt and curb the united struggle of the defence production workers in stout defence of national interests and is totally condemnable.

CITU along with the entire trade union movement in the country extends full support to the united struggles of the Defence Production workers and their federations and urge upon the Govt to withdraw the Ordinance and also refrain from the destructive move of corporatization of Ordnance Factories.

Issued by
Tapan Sen
General Secretary

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