The World Federation of Commerce Unions, an umbrella organisation of varied commerce unions internationally, has written to Worldwide Labour Organisation (ILO) looking for its intervention within the farmers’ protest.
In a letter, the WFTU has argued that the Authorities of India is ill-treating the protesting farmers and agriculture employees and that it’s a violation of ILO conventions C011 (Proper of Affiliation (Agriculture) Conference), C098 (Proper to Organise and Collective Bargaining Conference), C141 (Rural Employees’ Organisations Conference) and C144 (Tripartite Session (Worldwide Labour Requirements) Conference).
India is a signatory in these conventions.
The WFTU secretariat stated within the letter that it desires to deliver ILO’s consideration to the “week-lasting merciless angle of the Indian authorities and the authoritarian therapy of the farmers who’re demanding the repeal of the three Farm Acts.”
“The farmers’ wrestle is lasting for greater than 70 days with lots of of 1000’s of farmers to be constantly tenting on the borders of the nationwide capital Delhi, whereas a number of different protests and demonstrations are happening throughout India. As a substitute of making certain efficient consultations — bargaining, securing the precise of affiliation within the agriculture sector and the precise to organise for the farmers and rural employees for the defence of their rights (primarily based on the ratified ILO conventions C011, C098, C141, C144) — it (the Authorities of India) treats the farmers as enemy throughout the borders,” the letter claimed.
Finish ‘unacceptable practices’ instantly
The WFTU condemned the “merciless repression” of the “simply wrestle” of farmers and stated it denounces the utilisation of provocative acts, the defamation, and the inhuman measures of Delhi police to chop down water and electrical energy, ban on web and even deprive the farmers entry to bogs and sanitation amenities.
“Because the world militant commerce union motion, we demand the fast ending of all unacceptable practices wherein Delhi police has resorted on the pretext of sustaining legislation and order. We help the struggles of Indian farmers and we name upon the India authorities condescend the simply calls for of those that feed the nation’s folks. We name on the ILO and the Worldwide Organisations to take fast motion and concrete measures on the above subject, for the making certain of the efficient session of farmers and authorities, in addition to the ending of the violation and the respect of the basic rights of farmers as they end result from the ILO conventions, the structure and legal guidelines of India,” the letter stated.