CITU protests the Kerala High Court order of banning the Strike.

CITU registers its protest with indignation against the order of the Kerala High Court restraining the workers’ unions in Cochin Refinery, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), going for strike on 28 & 29th March in deference to the call of National Convention held on 11th November, 2021 at New Delhi organized by the Ten Central Trade Unions and scores of Industrial/Sectoral Federations/Associations against the anti-people and anti-worker policies of the Central government.

The Court has passed such blatant order which virtually banned the strike in the wake of the petitions filled by the BPCL, Cochin Refinery which unfortunately took shelter in the section 22 (d) of Industrial Dispute Act that prohibits strike or lock-out during the pendency of the conciliation proceedings.

It is irony that strike demands are nothing to do with petitioner - company to conciliate rather the demands are more connected to the anti-national policies of the Central Government to sell off all the Public Sector Enterprises like BPCL to the private in utter disregard to the public interest.

We, while urging upon the Hon’ble Kerala High Court to recede the ban order, call upon the working class of the country to make the general strike a magnificent success so as to reverse the anti-national policies of the Central government to save the nation; to save the Public Sector Undertakings; to save the people.

Issued By
Tapan Sen
General Secretary

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