call for universal pensions in India

India’s trade unions are calling for a general strike on September 2nd, demanding a minimum pension of about 45 US dollars a month for all workers, formal and informal. The proposed pension is not fully universal, however, as it excludes unpaid workers, such as mothers, housewives and the self-employed.

Demanding universal pension of Rs 3000 [USD 45] per month to every worker, including those engaged in unorganised sector and proper application of labour laws for safe guarding interests of the working class, various trade unions will observe general strike in the country on September 2. In a bid to garner support for the stir, CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has posted a series of tweets on his official page last night … stressing for Rs 3000 pension to all workers, organised and unorganised.

Unions to go on strike on Sept 2 demanding Rs 3000 pension to every worker“, webindia, 25 August 2016.

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