Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Union Congress (AITUC), CITU, NTUI, and CTU held a Jail Bharo Andolan today on 8th November 2011 at the Mini Secretariat Ludhiana

Ludhiana 9/11/222011 (7starnews)

On a call given by the Central Trade Unions to demand revision of minimum wages for the workers, against rise in prices, implementations of labour laws, regularization of contract & daily wages workers, demands of the anganwadi and asha workers and interference of the police to curb workers agitations, the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), CITU, NTUI, and CTU held a Jail Bharo Andolan today on 8th November 2011 at the Mini Secretariat Ludhiana and offered themselves for arrest. The Satyagrahis included large number of women, construction workers, industrial workers, contractual workers, Corporation workers, University employees, roadways, PRTC, workers of the power sector and others sections of workers and employees. Speaking on the occasion Com Bant Singh Brar, General Secretary AITUC Punjab demanded minimum wages to be fixed by the Punjab Govt. @ for unskilled workers Rs 10,000, Semi Skilled 15,000, Skilled workers 20,000 per month. He said that Punjab is at 18th number in giving minimum wage. Whereas the minimum wage in Punjab is Rs 3842, on the contrary in Haryana it is 4600, Chandigarh 5000, Delhi 6000. They cited this as a major reason for the shortage of labour in the state.

Speaking on the occasion Com Tarsem Jodhan, Com O P Mehta, Com Jatinder Pal, Com Jagdish and Com D P Maur demanded all anti worker acts recently promulgated by the Punjab government to be withdrawn with immediate effect. They further warned that the labour laws in the state are being flouted with by both public and private sector with impunity. These must be implemented in letter and spirit. The contractual workers in both the sectors be regularized hence forth. The other speakers addressing on the occasion demanded that construction workers' act 1996 should be implemented immediately. Aasha, Anganwadi and mid day meal workers should be regularized and paid accordingly. Supporting the demands of the Hosiery workers, they said that their piece rates have not been revised since long. They should be revised immediately. The speakers also warned that the rising prices are seriously taxing on the health of the people as they are being forced to cut on their food intake. The rise in prices must be rolled back they demanded.

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