August 4, 2014
Trinamool to hit the streets to safeguard the rights of jute mill workers
The Indian National Trinamool Trade UnionCongress (INTTUC) will hit the streets to fight for the right of jute workers. TheCentral government's decision to not use jute for packaging has affected thejute industry across the country. Lakhs of workers are dependent on the juteindustry in West Bengal, which is the highest producer of this cash crop in thecountry.
Senior Trade Union leader Mr ShovandebChatterjee recently had a meeting with the National Federation of Jute Workersto assess the situation. It has beennoticed that the owners of the jute mills are lowering their production rate aswell as the working days and shifts. This is affecting the jute workers.
Mr Chatterjee said that the UPA governmenthad started the trend of destabilizing the jute industry. The BJP government whichreplaced it is following the same steps. He said that a conspiracy to weakenthe economy of West Bengal is going on and appealed to the Union Government to putan end to the anti-people policy.