Mangaluru,Aug 2015: Briefing media, DYFI - Democratic Youth Federation of India, District president Dayananda Shetty said DYFI will extend its support to the nation-wide stir called by various labour organisations, on September 2.
he added that Liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation policies had been affecting the labour class for the last 25 years. Several efforts are made to curtail the rights of the labour class. The Union government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is engaged in implementing corporate-friendly policies which will seriously affect the working class.
Charging that even the State government had failed to cater to the needs of youth, he said, Over 2.5 lakh jobs in the government sector are lying vacant. Government has failed to fill vacancies in the key sectors like health, revenue, etc. The government has not chalked out any programmes for employment generation in the state. Owing to the new labour policy, the youth do not have job security.
In Dakshina Kannada alone, thousands of posts are lying vacant in police, revenue and education departments. The post of tahsildars, revenue officials are also vacant. The government should make an effort to fill the vacancies at the earliest.
District Secretary Santhosh Bajal said there is a need to set up environment-friendly industries in Dakshina Kannada District.
The setting up of such industries will prevent youth from migrating to metropolitan cities and Gulf countries in search of employment. As a prelude to the nation-wide stir, the DYFI will organise a torch light procession from the Deputy Commissioner’s office to Clock Tower in Mangaluru on August 31. The procession will be held at 6 pm he stated.