Speaker: Janak Prasad -Feb22,2012

The newly formed YSR Trade Union Congress will extend its support to the February 28 nationwide general strike called by Trade Union bodies pressing for their charter of demands.

“We will support the national strike and will come up with a massive rally on May 1 to spell out our agenda,” Janak Prasad, the party spokesperson, who is also the Trade Union leader, told reporters here on Wednesday.

YSRTU Congress will work for the uplift of workers and their rights, he said adding that 14 district committees were formed and the rest will take shape soon.

“Nearly 83,000 contract workers of Transco have joined our union recently and we will emerge as a major force in the coming days and work for the welfare of the workers in organised and unorganised sectors,” he said.

YSR government was in favour of workers and it has issued a GO imposed 1 per cent cess on construction works which will be used for the education of construction workers and paying of compensation and exgratia during accidents and death, he said.

The Kiran Kumar Reddy government and the previous K Rosaiah term did not make use of the provision, he said

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