Speaking to the media persons here on Monday CITU Udupi District Committee President K Shankar said that government is following anti-labour policy and is reluctant to give patient hearing to the problems faced by the labour class.
He said that the Chief Minister and the Labour Minister are unwilling to hold talks with labour organisations.
He informed that they keep forth their demands, which include hike in minimum wages of the labourers. Following the assurances made by BJP government in its poll manifesto, the government should offer 35 kgs of rice at Rs two per kg. Immediate measures should be taken to curb the price hike of essential commodities.
The contract labour system should be cancelled and contract labourers should be promoted with permanent status in all government and private sectors. Social security should be assured to all labourers irrespective of their financial status.
Monthly salaries should be fixed to ASHA workers and ‘Akshara Dasoha’ programme should not be privatised. Fake allegations levelled against labour leaders on September 15, 2009 should be taken back immediately, he said.
Thousands of labourers from Udupi district will be part of the agitation, he said