C’garh Sanjeevani 108/102 Employee Welfare Assn to continue their strike

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Apr 2018 13:44:08


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After failing talk with GVK officials, members Chhattisgarh Sanjeevani 108/102 Employee Welfare Association have decided to continue their indefinite strike across State. The members alleged that GVK Company and state government is not paying any attention towards their pending demands from past many years. According to Chhattisgarh Sanjeevani 108/102 Employee Welfare Association, State Vice-President Shiv Sahu on Friday delegation met GVK officials including National HR Manager Krish Nayyer and apprised them about their pending demands like wage discrepancies, issue of job security, work timings and salary enhancement. But company officials disagreed on their demands. 

Sahu said that officials did not agreed on demands like the working timings be reduced from 12 hours to 8 hours and the workers be recognised as contract or outsourcing employees by the state government. He alleged at present employees are working as private employees and have to do 12 hour shift for a salary of Rs 11,500- 12,500. Even after 13 years service period employees are drawing the same salary without an increment for years. State government should recognize us as contract or outsourcing employees, so that we have some sort of job security’. The employees are demanding the basic pay be enhanced to 21,150. Other demands are overtime payment, timely salary payment, changed dearness allowance as per norms slated by Labour Department, said Sahu.

Aanganbadi workers to take out candle march today

NOT bowing to the threat of suspension orders by the state government, aaganbadi workers and assistant continue their indefinite strike, demanding justice for their pending demands. Till date over 1500 aanganbadi workers across the state have been suspended for participating in the agitation. According to Chhattisgarh Jujharo Aaganbadi Morcha, district president Bhuneshwari Tiwari, state government is trying to thwart the agitation by suspending the workers from the job, but various aangabadi unions stand united and are determined to get justice for their pending demands . She also alleged that officials of Woman and Child Development Department are trying to woo agitators to back-out from agitation.

Meanwhile delegation of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee led by state president Bhupesh Bahgel visited dharna venue and extended party support to agitating Aanganbadi workers . Speaking during the occasion CPCC State President Bhupesh Bahgel said that Chhattisgarh is the state which has the highest aanganbadi centers in the country after Maharashtra, but till date its workers are paid less. All states across the country have hiked the salary but Chhattisgarh government is not paying any attention to increase the salary of the Aanganbadi workers. He assured the protestors that Congress will extend its support to aaganbadi workers till their demands including salary at par with government officials, lifting ban on dress code, sustainable amount and pension after retirement are fulfilled. On Saturday (April 7) members of various aanganbadi unions will take out candle march from dharna venue to Lakhe Nagar.