This MayDay - 2012, we shall restates our determination to defend the fundamental human and trade union rights of public sector workers; and the rights of all citizens to universally accessible quality public serves.
May Day 2012 sees public sector workers and our unions locked in an ideological battle to save the livelihoods and the public services so many people value and depend on.
The financial crisis that hit in 2008 is being used as a reason to cut back on public spending, privatise public services and slash public sector jobs, wages and conditions. The reality is that the crisis is now no more than an excuse.
The public deficits in
whose names services
are being destroyed are
a consequence of the
economic crisis, not a
cause. The blind
refusal by our
government to look for
solutions rooted in job
creation and decent
work is perpetuating
The so called austerity measures and reforms initiated by our government are as per designs “set by the multinational corporation companies and international financial institutions” & imposed on working class of India, with dire consequences.
The unprecedented and coordinated global attacks on labour are part and parcel of this ideological attack on working class. Freedom of association, collective bargaining and freedom of expression are all under threat.
We, the working class must join together against these injustices. We cannot allow the 1% of people, filling their pockets at the expense of 99% of population – we the working class.
The growing inequalities that the 1 % is deliberately promoting, in a desperate attempt to cling to and increase their vast wealth. Ordinary citizens and working class see our public services being torn to shreds; and see the hard working people who deliver those services being demonised. And we are saying NO. We have to mobilise against these manifest injustices. Mobilising for a better world built on fairness, justice and the respect of human rights.
“As public sector unions we must realize that
public services are the very foundation of
just and democratic societies. We must also
know that our fight is the fight of the
masses.In solidarity - lies victory!!”
NFTE – CUDDALORE EXTENDS ITS MAY
DAY GREETING TO ALL OUR