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Covid 19 Lockdown and the Crisis for workers: Letter to The Prime Minister from India’s National Trade Unions - 4 May 2020

by sacw.net, 6 May

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"We have been drawing your attention through our letters to you and also the Labour Minister to the plight of the working people - rural and urban, organized and unorganized sector, self-employed, own-account workers, gig economy and agricultural workers etc. who lost their livelihood due to sudden lockdown. We have been raising the issues time and again that in crisis situation the buffer stocks of FCI be opened to feed all working masses universally without requirement of any cards/ documents. But from our ground reports even those who are the cardholders of categories such as Antyodaya – BPL-APL, they are not covered fully. In our understanding enough is yet not accomplished for ration to reach everybody. We again urge you to please open the huge Anna Bhandaar available with FCI for all these people."

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India COVID19 Lockdown Crisis: Letter to The Prime Minister by Central Trade Unions 4 May 2020