Andhra Pradesh and Telangana: May Day Protests

May Day Protests

May Day Demonstrations of workers of AICCTU affiliated unions were held in major towns and mandal (block) headquarters of Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Guntoor, Krishna, East Godavari, Vizag and Srikakulam districts of Andhra Pradesh and Janagaon, Hyderabad districts of Telangana under. Workers from various sectors - Construction, Hospital Sanitation, Anganwadi, Auto union, School sanitation and MDM workers – hoisted the flags and joined May Day protest with firm resolve to scrap anti worker labour codes and anti-farmer Farm laws, observing Covid protocols.

Distribution of Covid Kits in East Godavari:

Comrades from East Godavari district collected donations and distributed Covid safety kits containing masks hand sanitizers, face shields and umbrellas to health workers in PHC of Chebrolu locally on 4th May.

Awareness campaign in Srikakulam:

An awareness campaign was organized on 19th May, under the banner of AP Contract and Outsourcing workers union affiliated to AICCTU, to spread awareness to the employees regarding the EPF and ex-gratia that is announced by GO.25 for the workers died of COVID.

Naxalbari Day and Black Day

AICCTU Comrades from eight districts commemorated the Naxalbari uprising on 25th May. They also observed Black Day on 26th May in solidarity with 6 months of farmers struggle and one year of Modi-BJP’s misrule. An Online campaign displaying posters with demands of scrapping three Farm laws and with solidarity messages for struggling farmers was conducted. The demands of Free vaccination and oxygen supply for the suffering covid patients were also some of the other demands raised in the campaign.