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Press Release 24 September 2021   Joint Platform of Scheme Workers Federations Congratulates the Scheme Workers throughout the country for the magnificent show of strength in the successful all India Strike on 24 September 2021 Express gratitude to the CTUs, SKM various women’s organizations and other section of the people for their wholehearted solidarity and support to the strike Warns the Government of much more intensified struggles including mass mobilizations and multiple days strike in case the demands are not met Joint Platform of Scheme Workers Federations Congratulates the Scheme Workers throughout the country for the magnificent show of strength in the successful all India Strike today, 24 September 2021. Lakhs of ‘Scheme Workers’ mainly the Anganwadi, ASHA and Mid Day Meal workers strike work and held demonstrations, dharnas, rallies etc at district/block centres throughout the country. In spite of repressions and efforts to sabotage the strike and mobilizations, strike was successful in almost all the states including Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir. Reports and photos of the strike are pouring in from various places shows that from remote villages to metro cities the strike was successful and massive mobilization took place throughout the country. The strike call is given by the Joint platform of Scheme Workers consisting of the organizations of scheme workers affiliated to the central trade unions – INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, LPF and UTUC. The strike was more unified and was participated by wider sections of the scheme workers this year comparing to earlier struggles despite the adverse covid situation in many parts of the country. This year there was much more coordination between various sectors of scheme works as well as among various trade unions. The demands of the strike include immediate demands of safety at work, risk allowance and insurance cover during covid duty and long pending demands of regularization as workers, minimum wages, social security and pension and against privatization. The unions have submitted memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister of India in at all centres. (A copy attached).The unions have also raised issues of basic rights of the people for health and nutrition and adequate budget allocations to ensure this. The strike has seen wide support from various sections of the people. The Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions as well as the Samyukta Kisan Morcha had extended solidarity and support to the strike. In many places the leaders and cadres of these organizations participated in the rallies and demonstrations. Various women’s organizations also had extended support to the strike. We express sincere gratitude to the CTUs, SKM and various women’s organizations and other section of the people for their wholehearted solidarity and support. We warn the Government of much more intensified struggles including mass mobilizations and multiple days strike in case the demands are not immediately met. We call upon the scheme workers and their unions to be prepared for heightened struggles against the anti people, anti worker government and its policies to dismantle the schemes and exploit the workers. Issued by A R Sindhu For Joint Platform of Scheme Workers Federations INTUC                              AITUC                    HMS                     CITU AIUTUC                           TUCC                  AICCTU                    LPF                          UTUC #ewic-con-120494 .flex-direction-nav .flex-next, #ewic-con-120494 .flex-direction-nav .flex-prev {opacity: 1;} #ewic-con-120494 .flex-direction-nav .flex-next {right: 10px !important; text-align: right !important;} #ewic-con-120494 .flex-direction-nav .flex-prev {left: 10px !important;}Bihar 2 jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $(“#preloader-120494”).fadeOut(2000, function () { $(“#ewic-con-120494”).addClass(“ready_to_show”); $(“a[rel^=’ewicprettyPhoto[120494]’]”).ewcPhoto({ theme: “ewc_default”, allow_expand: false, deeplinking: false, slideshow:5000, autoplay_slideshow:true, social_tools:false }); $(“.flexslider-120494”).fadeIn(1000); $(“#ewic-con-120494”).flexslider({ animation: “slide”, animationSpeed: 0, useCSS: false, easing: “easeInQuad”, direction: “horizontal”, slideshow: true, smoothHeight: true, pauseOnHover: true, controlNav: false, prevText: “”, nextText: “”, rtl: false, slideshowSpeed: 5000, start: function(slider){ $(“#ewic-con-120494”).find(“.flex-caption”).hide(); var curSlide…

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Press Release – Successful all India Strike of Scheme Workers on 24 September 2021