Port Blair, Sep 01: The CITU, Andaman & Nicobar State Committee observed 01st September 2022 as International Day of Trade Union Action for Peace. The call for observing the day was given by the World Federation of Trade Unions which was endorsed by the CITU Centre, Delhi.
A meeting was held at Shaheed Bhavan, Anarkali, Port Blair on 01st September 2022. Addressing the meeting, Mr. B. Chandrachoodan, General Secretary, CITU State Committee dealt briefly with the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and called upon the workers to remember the sacrifices made by crores of people in the world during the second world war for world peace.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. D. Ayyappan, Vice President, CITU State Committee elaborated on the theme for the Day and said that the World Federation of Trade Unions chose the 01st September 2022 as the International Day of Trade Union Action for Peace as it was on 01st September 1939 that Germany had attacked Poland, which was one of the reasons for the beginning of Second World War.
He said that the Soviet Union had effectively challenged Germany and defeated it, ending the Second World War in which nearly three crores of people of the Soviet Union lost their lives. He called upon the working class in the islands to remain alert as rulers of our country are also showing signs of fascism. Democratic rights of the people are being taken away without any reason by the government.
Mr. D. Laxman Rao, State Secretariat Member of CPI (M) while addressing the gathering said that anti-working-class policies are being pursued by the central government despite stiff opposition from trade unions. Mr. SP Kalairajan, CITU Vice President proposed a vote of thanks.