State trade unions prepare for September 2nd General Strike

The Tami Nadu State Committee Members of Central Trade Unions including INTUC, LPF, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AICCTU and AIUTUC met on July 12th to develop strategies for mobilising working class for the September 2nd National Strike. According to the trade unions(the resolution in tamil is available below), the trade unions will have zonal and district level meetings from July 25th to August 5th. District level protests will be held on August 9th coinciding with commemoration of Quit India Movement. Various events including pamphleteering, bike rallies, street level meetings will be held through out the state between August 10th through August 25th. The unions will issue strike notice to the companies and multiple unions in same factory will coordinate their strike call as much as possible. A preparatory convention will be held in Chennai in 3rd week of August. Conventions of public sector workers will be held in Trichy and in Chennai. The resolution has called for support from various other unions and social movements including student movements and women’s organisations.

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