Protest, felicitation, cultural events mark May Day

Protest, felicitation, cultural events mark May Day

Various organisations celebrated May Day in a significant manner on Sunday.

While Builders Association of India (BAI) honoured construction workers, Parisara Jagruthi Vedike planted saplings, followed by cultural events by another organisation. Some also took out a protest rally, seeking fulfilment of their demands.
While, Mysore Polymers and Rubber Products Limited, Hotel Owners’ Association and Hotel Owners’ Association Charitable Trust, had organised a formal function to mark the day.

The Builders Association of India (BAI) and Mysuru Builders Charitable Trust, had organised a programme with the theme ‘Hosa Alochane Hosa Aayama’ (New Ideas New Dimensions). The new team of the BAI has started with various need-based activities which are aimed to improve living standards of construction workers like health on wheels, talent awards for children and skill development programmes, said BAI Chairman N Subramanya.

Nearly 1,000 construction workers were enrolled under Construction Workers Welfare Scheme.

Sushruthi Krishna, first runner-up in Femina Miss India contest was the cynosure of eyes at the event organised at Mahajana’s College ground in Jayalakshmipuram. Assistant Commissioner for Labour department Meena Patil also attended the event.
Karnataka Rajya Kara- kushala Vasthugala Uthpadakara Sangha felicitated 25 craftsmen for their service to art sector.

Adidravida Thamate mathu Nagari Samskruthika Kalavrunda inaugurated a 23-day cultural camp ‘Navu Pouraru, Maha Pouraru’ for children of pourakarmikas. Jyothi Ranganath, daughter of a pourakarmika, was honoured for excelling in her studies. She had bagged five medals in the recently held convocation of the University of Mysore (UoM). Nearly 250 children from 28 pourakarmika colonies were brought to Ambedkar Nagar in Hanchya Satagalli.

Govt blamed

Addressing a programme, organised by Karnataka State Daily Wage Employees Federation at Veene Seshanna Bhavan, Falkon Tyres Factory Workers Union president Devaraj said, “Even though many workers are harassed at work places, the governments are not bothered to take any action to check them. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been attracting foreign investors to the country and creating job opportunities. But, at the same time, many companies are violating and snatching the rights of employees. Unorganised labourers are facing severe problems, he said, adding, even few employees associations were working as political parties.

BJP MLC Go Madhusudhan said, “State government has failed to take action against the authorities of the Falkon Tyre factory which had meted out injustice to its employees.”

Madhusudhan said, harassment of employees in software companies is rampant. They lack minimum job security. There is a need for debate in this regard, he pointed.

Advisor to the Labour Minister G T Ginkalappa, retired judge A Manjunath, Mysuru District Cooperative Union president H V Rajeev and others were present.

All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) leaders, along with other associations, took out a protest march against government, seeking fulfilment of various demands.

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