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Mohammad Amin appointed general secretary of the CITU

Mohammad Amin, a veteran trade union leader and former Rajya Sabha member, has been appointed as the new general secretary of the Centre for Indian Trade Unions, reports Sutirtho Patranobis.

kolkata Updated: Apr 04, 2007 00:14 IST

Mohammad Amin, a veteran trade union leader and former Rajya Sabha member, has been appointed as the new general secretary of the Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU). He replaces Chittabrata Majumdar who passed away in Calcutta recently.

Amin, 78, started his life as a jute mill worker in West Bengal and got initiated into trade union struggles right from the shop floor. He has been associated with CITU since its foundation in 1970 and had held various responsibilities both in West Bengal and at national level. He had been a member of Rajya Sabha for two terms.

He also served as Transport Minister in the First the Left Front Government of West Bengal and as Labour Minister in the Sixth Left Front Government. During these long years he had been playing a crucial role in leading the working class movement in the country.