01 May '11, 11am

DTN Singapore: Japan unions in May Day call to end nuclear power: TOKYO : Japan's left-leaning labour confederat...

DTN Singapore: Japan unions in May Day call to end nuclear power: TOKYO : Japan's left-leaning labour confederat...

TOKYO : Japan's left-leaning labour confederations on Sunday called for an end to nuclear power generation, in May Day rallies held as emergency workers toiled to bring a quake-hit nuclear plant under control. "Let us stop the government from promoting nuclear power generation and seek a change to its energy policy," Sakuji Daikoku, head of the National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren), told a rally in Tokyo. Japan Communist Party chairman Kazuo Shii also told the gathering at Yoyogi Park: "We will strongly demand the government make up its mind to withdraw from nuclear power generation and set a programme to reduce nuclear power plants to zero." The rally was attended by some 21,000 people, according to the confederation which claims a membership of 1.2 million workers. Another rally held in Tokyo on Sunday, sponsored by a smaller labour confederation named Zenrok...

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