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Solidarity with Indian Farmers and workers

GMB stands in solidarity with Indian Farmers and workers in a statement condemning the repression faced by hundreds of thousands of Indian Farmers and workers.

These workers are taking action against the erosion of their labour rights and living standards and the imposition of damaging laws, which could leave them landless, impoverished and beholden to multinational corporations through contract farming.

In November 2020 over 250 million workers and farmers took part in the largest nationwide general strike in labour history involving the Indian trade union movement.

On 12 January, the Supreme Court of India suspended the three laws, proposing instead a tripartite committee, but farmers and workers are calling for a total repeal of the farm laws.

There will be a nationwide protest on 26 January 2021, India’s Republic Day.

International solidarity will be vitally important to achieving change and GMB asks you to sign this petition to the Indian High Commission before 26th January .

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