Unions Plan Strike on March 5 to Stop RINL Privatisation
Local media reported that Trade Unions, demanding reversal of decision of privatisation of the Vizag Steel Plant and allocation of captive iron ore mines, have called for support to state wide strike on March 5. AITUC State president Mr R Raveendranath condemning the privatisation of Vizag Steel Plant by the Union government also announced meetings and rallies on March 3 and 4 at district, Assembly constituencies, mandal and town levels to motivate the public to voluntarily participate in the strike.
He called the youth to participate in large numbers in the movement to protect the Vizag Steel Plant and prove VisakhaUkku Andhrula Hakku again.
CITU district secretary Mr G Srinivasa Rao, IFTU district secretary Mr R Mohan, YSRTU district secretary Mr Veeraswamy Reddy, AITUC district secretary Mr PVR Chowdary and others also participated in the programme and requested YSRCP, TDP, Jana Sena and other parties along with the left parties to support the State-wide strike.