Head load workers take part in legal awareness camp

 
Delivering the presidential address, Association President Ivan D’Souza said that there are as many as 5 lakh unorganised workers in the State, of which about 58,000 workers are dwelling in Dakshina Kannada district itself.  He said that though these workers, especially women are working under such unfavourable conditions, they are not provided any security by the employers. “The workers are hired on the basis of a contract between the employer and the employee. The daily wage of these workers is also nominal,” he said.

Inaugurating the programme, District Principal Judge H R Deshpande said that the Minimum Wages Act has not been implemented effectively yet. “Any agreement between the employee and the employer, which talks of providing lesser wage than the ensured wage in the Act will be considered illegal,” he said and added that the lack of legal knowledge among the workers is often misused by many for their own gains.

Principal Civil Judge R V Patil, APMC Director Ahmed Bava, Senior Labour Inspector Jnanesh among others were present.

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