Port Blair, Oct. 5: At the call of the central trade unions, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, Andaman and Nicobar State Committee jointly with the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association has observed the 3rd October, 2012 as International Action Day. The day was observed all over the world by trade unions affiliated to World Federation of Trade Unions. On the occasion of International Action Day, the WFTU has decided to raise five issues which are of utmost and essential pre-requisite for human existence i.e. Food, Water, Health, Education and Housing for all.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri B. Chandrachoodan, General Secretary, CITU State Committee came down heavily on the UPA government’s anti-people policies, which put working class to untold misery.

Elaborating the importance of the International Action Day and this years’ issues to be highlighted by trade unions throughout the country at the call of the World Federation of Trade Unions, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary, Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association said that successive governments at the Centre have been depriving the people particularly government employees and workers of their right to have food, drinking water, health, education and housing for all. 

Shri Sadanand Rai, Vice President of the Association condemned the steep rise in the LPG cylinders, which will upset the house budget of lower strata of working class.  Shri SB Chatterjee of CITU also addressed the gathering.  A large number of employees and workers attended the function.