New Delhi/February 17
Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh today appealed to the Central Trade Unions to withdraw their two day countrywide strike starting from February 20 to avoid loss to economy and inconvenience to general public.
In a statement, Singh said that such a strike would lead to avoidable loss to our economy and inconvenience to the public through disruption of services. While some of the issues raised by the Trade Unions are already being acted upon and others are at various stages of consideration, Singh urged his senior Cabinet colleagues, A K Antony, Sharad Pawar, P Chidambaram and Mallikarjun Kharge to hold discussions with the leaders of the trade unions. “I am confident that these discussions would result in a course of action that is acceptable both to the Trade Unions and the Government,” Singh added.
Earlier, the Central Trade Unions as Bhartiya Majdoor Sangh, All India Trade union Congress, All India Trade Union Congress, Hind Mazdoor Sabha, Centre of Indian Trade Unions, All India United Trade Union Centre and other such organisations had called for two day nationwide strike starting from February 20 in support of their demands.