Dharna on 16.2.2013 at Chennai
The All India Insurance Employees' Association has given a call to all its units through out India for two day general strike to be held on February 20,21/2013. The UPA government at the center is neglecting all the genuine demands of the workers. All the welfare schemes for the betterment of the common man and workers are being scuttled by the government, saying that there are no funds for it. In the name of enforcing fiscal discipline the poor of the nation was held to ransom by the rulers. But at the same time a staggering sum of 5.28 lakhs of crores of rupees was given as largees to big corp orates and rich in the name of revenue forgone in the last budget. The sky rocketing of prices of essential commodities is pushing many people to starve. The central government recently liberalized the oil pricing mechanism and increased the rates of diesel and gas. This kind of attacks were unleashed against people on the other hand doles were given to the corp orates at the expense of common masses. To condemn this attitude of the central government all the central trade unions are coming together for first time in the history for this two day strike. The common demand of the strike is
1.take effective steps to reduce the prices
2.Withdraw the Insurance Amendment bill 2008
3.Withdraw the new pension scheme
4.Implement the Labour and trade union laws and recognize AIIEA in LIC.
5.Give one more of option for pension
and there are other common demands.
A massive Dharna is being planned at Chennai on 16 th feb 2013 Saturday from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Com.A.Soundarrajan ,MLA, Floor leader CPI(M). is participating in the Dharna program me. Com.K.Swaminathan, General Secretary, SZIEF is also participating.