The Public Service Alliance of Canada BC Region stands in solidarity with farmers, labour activists and workers in India who continue their peaceful protest against new agricultural laws.
The proposed laws will deregulate agricultural markets and will effectively undermine the livelihoods of Indian farmers, opening them up to exploitation by large corporations.
With the majority of India’s population relying on agriculture as their main source of livelihood, the impact of these changes to Indian workers will be devastating.
We believe in a shared struggle and international solidarity, and oppose any policies that undermine working people, be that here in Canada or around the world.
PSAC BC expresses our support for and solidarity with Indian farmers and workers and echoes the call made by many others to stop the corporate takeover of India’s agricultural sector, and to immediately release all political prisoners, including union members, arrested for protesting these draconian laws.