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CITU protest against Labour reforms

Hojai District Unit of Centre Indian Trade Union (CITU)  took out a rally on Thursday as a mark of their protest against the move of central government on Labour Law reforms.

The rally after passing by main throughfares of the town  culminated at Circle office were the Hojai district CITU President GP Chakraborty  and General Secretary Jugeswar Das forwarded a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through CO Mridusmita Bora.

As per the memorandum the move of central government to curtail the 44 Labour Acts by introducing four code and labour laws is hasty decision.In the memorandum it has been stated, already two bills viz., Code on Wages Bill and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill has been introduced by Government  in Lok Sabha.And, on July 30 last, Code on Wages Bill was passed in Loksabha. By which now daily wage of Rs 178 has been fixed for Labours. As per CITU which should be Rs 600 per day. On the other hand, Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill 2019 has been brought to repeal 13 existing Labour laws, which will drastically curtail the workers’ rights, in their most obedient services of their corporate masters.

As per General Secretary Jugeswar Das,"  This new reforms  will weaken labour laws  and would be detrimental to the interests of the workforce in the country." He termed it as anti-worker legislations, ignoring all norms of international labour standards and is preplanned for the benefits of corporate masters.


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Naga peace framework in final stage

14 Aug 2017 - 9:54pm | AT News Imphal

Convenor of the NSCN-IM Steering Committee, Rh Raising said that the August 3, 2015 Framework Agreement between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM is now at the final stage. 

“We are now at the final stage. We have drafted, they have drafted and exchanged our point of views. We have decided what we have already agreed; now we are in the final stage. Almost 90 percent is completed. We have yet to work on some papers,” replied Raising to queries from the media during the 71st Naga Independence Day celebration at the NSCN-IM’s Council Headquarters, Hebron on Monday.   

According to Raising, the Agreement is about the recognition of the sovereign right of the Nagas, recognition of the Naga identity, about the territory and integration of the Nagas of the Nagas. 

Prodded further on the palpable secrecy surrounding the Agreement, he only replied, “That is all, I have spoken about it. This framework agreement embraces all issues.” 

Earlier during the programme, Raising had said that the Framework Agreement of August 3, 2015 is based on the unique history of the Nagas. 

He said that basing on the principle - “Sovereignty lies with the people,” Nagas and India have agreed that sovereignty resides in each. “However, for bringing an honourable solution, peace and progress in the land the two peoples shall co-exist as two entities sharing sovereign power in some areas… To settle our issue with India, an agreement with India is indispensable.” 

“This Framework Agreement will be the beginning of a new relationship between India and the Nagas.” 

Meanwhile, representatives of frontal Naga organisations of Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, who attended the function, reiterated the call for unity and inclusivity of all Nagas. 

The unification of all Naga Political Groups under one common platform, inclusion and taking into consideration the aspiration and desire of all Nagas irrespective of imaginary political boundaries was the common refrain of the speeches from representatives of the Naga Hoho, Naga Mothers Association (NMA), Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights, United Naga Council, Eastern Naga Peoples Organisation, Naga Students Federation, Tirap Changlang Longding Peoples Forum (TCLPF), Zeliangrong Boudi NC Hills, Naga Council Dimapur and the United Naga Tribes Association of Border Areas.

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