PSU privatisation: Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh calls for nationwide agitation on June 10

The Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, a central trade union affiliated to the RSS, will hold a nationwide agitation on June 10 of all its units associated with the public sector in protest against the government’s aggressive privatisation drive.

“BMS will launch a nationwide agitation on June 10, 2020 under the banner ‘Save Public Sector, Save India’ in the form of daylong dharna, protest meetings, and campaign at the unit level,” it said in a statement on Thursday.

According to BMS, a decision to this effect was taken at the meeting of the national coordination committee of public sectors of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) earlier in June. The committee comprises of the representatives of BMS unions in sectors like coal, non-coal, defence, railway, postal, banking, insurance, steel, marine and PSUs like telecom, power, defence production, heavy engineering, oil and gas, FCI, aviation, chemical, currency and coins, atomic energy, NALCO among others.

“The meeting was held to decide the plan of action of BMS against the process of privatization aggressively pursued by the central government like the commercialization of coal sector, corporatization of defence ordnance factories board and railway, strategic sale of PSUs, merger and privatization of banks, insurance and increasing FDI cap,” it added.

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