Mangalore: The Dakshina Kannada CITU staged a protest for demanding the basic needs of the labour at in front of the Deputy Commissioner office here on September 20.
In spite of the heavy rain, a protest begins from Ambedkar Circle, Jyothi to the DC office. They raise their voice to demanding for minimum wage, check on price hike of essential commodities, implementation of labour laws and signing an agreement which gives the right to labourers to form unions and have their rights at work place.
Addressing the protesters state Vice-President of CITU P Madhavan said that the state government had promised to solve the problems of labourers but not bothered about the working class people. Even the BJP government also not listened to our problems he said. Recalling the signature campaign by unorganised workers who had submitted a memorandum with 10 lakh signatures to the State Government, he said that the Government had failed to respond to it.
By concluding he said that we will continue our protest until our demands will be fulfilled. Anganvadi workers should get Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 honorary salary every month. Also they should get gratuity, insurance and pension after retirement he said.
K Balakrishna Shetty, CITU district general secretary handed over a memorandum to Assistant labour commissioner Nagesh during the protest
Secretary Vasanth Acharya, Sunil Kumar Bajal and other member of CITU were present on the occasion.