After it’s 19th national conference held online , the BJP-affiliated trade union Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) urged the Narendra Modi government to immediately withdraw the antiworker provisions in the new Labour Codes. The action programme adopted at the meeting states that the BMS will hold continuous agitation, including national level strikes, to protect the right to protest and other labour rights. Other Central Trade Unions have called for a general strike on November 26 on similar demands.
The conference, addressed by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Union Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar, asked the Centre to call consultation meeting with BMS and other trade unions to make the Labour Codes beneficial to both worker and industry. The resolution said the BMS intends hold nationwide “warning week” programmes on October 10-16 as a part of preparatory activities and nationwide protests on October 16. When asked about the proposal to hold strike,