BMS national conference opens with demand for social security

Author: BMS      Date: 03 Mar 2014 09:05:32

The 17th national conference of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) that opened here today, has expressed serious concern over lack of due social security and decent work conditions for workers particularly in the unorganised sector. The three day conclave of the Sangh parivar trade union wing was inaugurated by the RSS Secretary General Suresh Joshi alias Bhayaji Joshi and its president CK Sajinaryanan. Teena Steemorce, Director General of International Labour Organisation (ILO) was the guest of honour. Leaders from several central trade unions like Jagdish Raj Shrimali (INTUC), Amarjeet Kaur (AITUC), Deb Roy (CITU), Harbhajan Singh Sidhu (HMS), SP Tiwari(TUCC) and Lakshmi Bhatt (Trade Union of Nepal) were also present at the inaugural session. In his opening remarks Mr Sajinarayanan expressed concerned over lack of social security for workers. He demanded that Central and state governments should provide social security to the unorganised sector. "We are committed to social security to all and ready even to take path of agitation, if, the government fails to respond and show readiness to concede to the demand," he warned. In her remarks ILO Director General Ms Steemorce said India still lack decent jobs and working conditions for work force and this area needed due attention. She said within its given mandate the ILO work with the government to achieve due improvement. RSS General Secretary Mr Joshi said BMS was a trade union with a difference. This union has visualized trade unionism as a means for nationalism. 'BMS is a movement of nationalism and not a bread butter union like others,' Mr Joshi asserted. A book written by Mr Sajinarayanan 'Ten years of UPA-Collapse of Powerful Economy' was also released by the RSS leader in the inaugural session. The conference that is being attended by around 2000 delegates from 28 states, would adopt four resolutions on the working masses related issues, organisation secretary SK Rathore said.

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