Major trade unions on Friday staged a demonstration protesting against some of the State governments suspending labour laws.
Communist Party of India, Virudhunagar district secretary, P. Lingam, led the protest at Seithur. He said labour rights that were secured by the working class after a prolonged struggle were being snatched and labourers were being made slaves.
They also criticised the attempt to increase working hours from 8 hours to 12 hours a day.
The protest was held at over 80 places in Virudhunagar district where office-bearers of CPI (M), Labour Progressive Front, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam took part.