Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of running an “anti-worker government”, leading trade union body AITUC on Monday said it will launch a 40-day nationwide campaign to amass people support to vote out the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections.
Piqued about the cancelation of dates of the National Labour Conference, the annual tripartite meet which was to be held in February this year, the trade union leader alleged that the PMO had earlier agreed on dates for the conference but cancelled it as Modi was not ready to face the trade unions over the government’s labour policy.
The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) is the oldest trade union federations in India.
It was founded in 1920 in Bombay by Lala Lajpat Rai, Joseph Baptista, N. M. Joshi, Diwan Chaman Lall and a few others.
Until 1945 when unions became organised on party lines, it was the primary trade union organisation in India. Since then, it has been associated with the Communist Party of India.
AITUC is a founder member of the World Federation of Trade Unions.