“CITU DENOUNCES GOVT MOVE TO FACILITATE SENDING INDIAN WORKERS TO CONFLICT-TORN ISRAEL WITHOUT TAKING ANY RESPONSIBILITY ON THEIR PROTECTION AND JOB/INCOME GUARANTEE”

Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) denounces the Union Govt initiative to provide Indian workers to Israel which has unleashed inhuman barbaric genocidal war on Palestine and urges the Govt to rescind, terminating the agreement entered into with Israel to provide Indian workers.

CITU appeals to the Indian Workers not to fall prey to the abetment of the BJP led Govts at Center and states for going for jobs at Israel which is itself a conflict-torn area and its Govt is rendering thousands of Palestinians working at Israel jobless while carrying out genocidal attacks on Palestine.  

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship overseeing the National Skill Development Council (NSDC) was reported to have entered into three year agreement with Israel in November 2023. As per which it shall facilitate Indian workers for temporary employment in specific labour sectors like construction and care giving in Israel. The agreement was entered into amidst the genocidal Israel war on Palestine while thousands of casualties were reported as on that date. CITU and its affiliate Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI) had condemned it then itself and said it shall only put the lives of vulnerable unemployed youth of the nation to the death trap.

Now while the barbaric attacks on the Gaza by Israel has entered 100th day, the preparation to screen the youth for jobs in Israel by the BJP led UP and Haryana Govts is reported. But the Central MSDE and NSDC do not at all owe any responsibility regarding the future and safety of the workers including that of social security and other such minimum labour protection. At the same time the NSDC is robbing the unemployed Youth with the charges of Rs.10000 in the name of inculcating skill sets required for jobs in Israel.

This move of the Govt of India to provide cheap man power to the country engulfed in genocidal war militates against the UN Resolutions for two Nations and for ceasefire and the established foreign Policy of Indian Nation in recognizing Palestine as a free independent sovereign Nation. It is an act of standing with inhuman Zionist genocidal war mongering Israel and put the lives of Indian workers at stake. The Govt must put a halt to this inhuman move.

Issued by,

Tapan Sen
General Secretary 

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