‘VSP privatisation should be opposed’
PSUs are the spine of the nation’s economic system, says Forum of IT Professionals president
Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) was established on the lands given by farmers and with taxes paid by the individuals, and the choice of the Centre to privatise it should be opposed tooth and nail, Y. Kiran Chandra, president, Forum of IT Professionals, mentioned.
He addressed the contributors on the sixth day of the relay starvation strike being organised by the commerce unions beneath the aegis of All Trade Unions and People’s Organisations on the Gandhi statue close to GVMC, on Wedesday.
He mentioned that the Central authorities was handing over PSUs, which have been public property, to corporates. VSP was offering employment to khalasis and building employees, moreover offering jobs to hundreds of staff. PSUs have been the spine of the nation’s economic system, he mentioned, including that consciousness would be created amongst IT staff on this regard.
CITU district secretary M. Subba Rao, AITUC leaders Manmadha Rao, Building Workers Union secretary B. Venkata Rao and president Srinu, CITU leaders R.K.S.V. Kumar and Y. Raju have been amongst those that participated.