India: Dozens gathered in New Delhi to demand wage increase and better working conditions
Ten Indian trade unions called workers to unite for Nation-wide Protest Day, to rally against changes made to labour laws during the lockdown, as well as against privatisation of public sector enterprises.
Dozens of protesters appeared with Marxist and Indian flags on Wednesday in New Delhi, demanding an increase in wages and better working conditions.
K. Hemalatha, President of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), described the event as a protest against «anti-workers, anti-farmer policies of the government.»
«The defence and the railways have been sold out and the full security act has been amended so that it will be going to Ambani and Amazon, and this is what is happening in the country. So, we will fight it on the streets with the help of the people,» the National Secretary from CITU, A. R. Sindu, said.
The protest came as PepsiCo decided to close their production unit in Kerala, following the labour protests in March, that lead to a lockdown.