Govt not heeding our demands: GP workers

The district unit president of the Gram Panchayat Workers Association, G Siddalingappa and others during a protest organised by the Association in support of various demands in Chikkaballapur on Tuesday. DH photo

The protestors came in a procession from the Travellers Bunglow to the office of the Deputy Commissioner and held a protest meeting. Besides the taluk and district levels, the protest has been held in Bangalore also, they said.

Minimum wages

The protestors said the government was not heeding to their demands, despite several protests being held.

District unit president of the Gram Panchayat Workers Association, G Siddalingappa, said that minimum wages should be fixed for the posts of bill collector, clerk, wireman, waterman and computer operator.

Security benefits

Besides doing away with the contract system, the government should also provide life security benefits, they said. They also wanted the government to provide the dearness allowance as fixed by the labour department.

Bill collectors who have put in 10 years of service should be promoted, the protestors added.

Association secretary B N Munikrishnappa wanted the government to extend life insurance and other benefits given to government employees to Gram Panchayat workers also. The protestors later submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Dr N Manjula.

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