State Level Tripartite Meeting at Ratlam

A Joint meeting of all stake holders was organized on 25.12.2010 at Railway officers club Ratlam to discuss ILO Convention 87(Freedom of Association and Protection of right to organize) and 98(Right to organize and collective bargaining). It was participated by representatives from Trade union organizations, Employers organizations, Industrialist, Administrative officers, Public representatives.

Shri Shyam Baboo Srivastava state coordinator brought out a resolution signifying the importance of ratification of ILO Core Convention 87 and 98. India is founder member of ILO and the entire world is a looking forward for ratification of the above conventions by India. Hind Mazdoor Sabha has taken up a National Campaign to persuade Government of India to ratify the above core conventions.

Views expressed by dignitaries are as follows:-

Shri Shailandra Danga Mayor Ratlam Municipality – I am surprised to know that the largest democracy of the world has not ratified the above conventions. Fully support the demand and will send my views through Chief Minister to the Govt of India.

Himamat Kothari- Ex Home Minister Govt of Madhya Pradesh- Bhartya Janta Party has its Govt in Madhya Pradesh. The party is pro Agricultural workers . It will through its MLAs in assembly and MPs in parliament will try to pursue Govt of India to ratify both the conventions.

Paras Saklecha – MLA- Ratlam city—I whole heartily support the demand of ratification of ILO Conventions 87-98. As a member of Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly, I shall raise the issue in the house and will seek support of other members.

Smt. Lakshmi Devi Kharari- MLA Ratlam Rural- Study of both the conventions shows that these ratification will definitely benefit the workers, I personally and on behalf of the masses that  I represent, support the demand of ratification.

Naresh Jhalani - President Ratlam Industries - There are so many labour legislations in India safe-guarding the interests of working class-I feel there is  no need of ratification of the above conventions by India.

Shiv Kumar Jhalani- Ex President Industries organization- In India we have so many labour legislations for the welfare of organized, unorganized workers, farmers etc. If implemented properly there is no need of ratification of the above conventions in a democratic country like India.

Shri Sanjay Pathak Divisional Railway Manager western Railway Ratlam Division:- In Indian Railways and central Public Sector enterprises we have participative machinery. In unorganized sector which represents majority of working class if the ratification may benefit them they should be ratified.

Shri Dwarka Paliwal- Zila Panchyat President Ratlam- 80% of the nation’s work force represents agricultural workers with no security what so ever I support both the conventions.

Shri Subhash Jain Industrialist:- In India we have several labour legislations for the welfare of workers with good security and welfare provisions, therefore, there is no need for ratification of conventions 87 and 98.

Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra- Genral Secretary, All India Railway Men’ Federation- In India we have 43 carore informal sector workers, ratification of ILO Conventions 87 and 98 by India will provide better working and service conditions to them. All India Railway Men’s Federation strongly supports ratification of both the ILO Conventions.

Shri J.R.Bhosale:- General Secretary western Railway Employees union Mumbai- Hind Mazdoor Sabha has under taken a National Campaign in support of ratification of ILO Conventions 87-98 hoping the Public representatives and Political parties will support the ratification.

Shri Rajendra Sharma- Collector Ratlam:- In India we have statutes with provisions very similar to those contained in ILO Conventions 87-98. We should Jointly work to ensure the benefits under these Acts. The ratification of conventions comes under the jurisdiction of central Government. I shall forward the appeal sent by General Secretary, Hind Mazdoor Sabha, Madhya Pradesh to the  Central Govt.

Shri Govind Lal Sharma , General Secretary Hind Mazdoor Sabha Madhya Pradesh- Hind Mazdoor Sabha Madhya Pradesh is fighting for the interest of 94% unorganized workers and a Joint campaign is being carried out which is getting encouraging response specially from Media and I on behalf of Hind Mazdoor Sabha request Central Govt. for early ratification of ILO Convention 87 and 98.      

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