AIUTUC voices against defence production privatisation
By Our Correspondent, 23/07/2021, Agartala

In response to the nation-wide call, a joint platform of 10 Central trade unions of state committee under the banner of All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) on Friday showed protest against the Essential Defence Services Ordinance 2021 and the larger government effort to privatise defence production.

The trade unions viewed that a substantial part of the defence related production is being outsourced to private sector, both indigenous and foreign, permitting 100% FDI.

The union has however expressed serious concern and voiced their condemnation of the hasty promulgation of the ordinance by the Central Government, meant to brutally suppress the rising discontent and anger among the defence production employees against these anti-national policies. The ordinance bans the right to strike in defence production sector, the unions felt.