Rallies, processions mark May Day

Rallies, processions mark May Day

Rallies, processions, felicitation programmes marked May Day celebrations in the City on Friday.

Members of Samatha Sainik Dal (SSD) and Republican Party of India (RPI) staged a bike rally from Town Hall to Freedom Park, where the office-bearers of SSD and RPI spoke about the plights of workers and indifference of government in solving the problems faced by labourers.

Similarly, members of May Day Committee of Trade Unions took out a procession from Town Hall to Shikshak Sadan. 

Likewise, hundreds took part in a rally,   organised by Labour Department, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) that included march from Queens Road till Vidhana Soudha. 

Apart from protests and processions, fun activities were held for labourers such as the event organised by CREDAI for construction workers. Over 500 labourers took part in the sack race, running races, jump and throw events. 

In a May Day programme organised by Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Forum, school bags were distributed to the children of labourers for free. 

Karmika awards were given away to a select 25 lab-ourers/workers from various fields including construction workers, taxi drivers, auto drivers among others.

May Day protest

Workers’ unions in unorganised sector, affiliated to South India Federation of Trade Unions, staged a protest condemning the gross violations of labour laws at CPWD construction site near Domlur flyover on Old Airport Road. 

The agitating workers complained that the migrant workers deployed for constructing the General Pool Office Accommodation (GPOA) are living in a deplorable condition. The quarters accommodating the workers lack basic civic amenities including drinking water facility and toilets. 

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