Confdn/16/2011 17th August 2011
RESIST ONSLAUGHT ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHT TO PROTEST;
MANIFEST SOLIDARITY WITH MOVEMENT AGAINST CORRUPTION
Confederation records its deep resentment over the denial of right to organise peaceful agitation against corruption by the Civil Society led by Gandhian Shri Anna Hazare.
This attack is an eye-opener for democratic forces and trade union movement across the country and is a warning to toiling masses that their fight for decent living wages and right to live with dignity would also be met with similarly. Confederation is therefore of the firm view that all employees and workers should protest against this action of the government of denying the constitutionally guaranteed fundamental right to protest peacefully.
Confederation calls upon every government employee to join the protest in their station along with other trade unions and democratic forces against the attack on the right to protest and ensure that such attacks are not repeated. State Units of Confederation may arrange protest demonstration in all work places today itself.
Confederation further calls upon every state unit to manifest solidarity with the movement against corruption at all levels.
(M. S. RAJA)
SECRETARYFor Secretary General