Bengaluru: Workers protest against State Government in Freedom Park; demand minimum monthly income of Rs 31,500

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01-02-2024

    More than 20,000 workers participated in the protest

    Restoration of the 8-hour work regime among demands

    An increase in Death Gratuity for Anganwadi workers has been sought

While the Union Budget is being presented, the Karnataka State Government led by the Indian National Congress (INC)  is facing heat from protesters. Workers have a series of demands from the government. Anganwadi workers, ASHA workers, construction workers and factory workers will gather in huge numbers. More than 20,000 workers participated in the protest. The protest commenced at 11 AM at Freedom Park. The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) will lead the protest. 

The demands include a bill which guarantees a minimum monthly income of Rs 31,500 for the workers. An increase in Death Gratuity for Anganwadi and kitchen workers has been sought.  The protesters want a Welfare Association to look after the interests of construction workers to be constituted.  An increase in cess collections and a release of the financial report of the Welfare Commission is a part of the demands. A demand for the change in working hours and a restoration of the 8-hour regime has been put forth. Dearness Allowance of Beedi factory workers for the period between 2015 to 2018 has not been released. An increase in minimum wage for plantation workers is another demand. The protestors want a minimum wage for gig workers to be put in place along with the setting up of a social protection and welfare commission for gig workers. The protesters envision for Anganwadi centres to be strengthened with the provision for LKGs to be made within the centres. The 6th guarantee of the government in their poll promise is yet to be fulfilled. 

Bengaluru: Workers protest against State Government in Freedom Park; demand minimum monthly income of Rs 31,500

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    More than 20,000 workers participated in the protest

    Restoration of the 8-hour work regime among demands

    An increase in Death Gratuity for Anganwadi workers has been sought

While the Union Budget is being presented, the Karnataka State Government led by the Indian National Congress (INC)  is facing heat from protesters. Workers have a series of demands from the government. Anganwadi workers, ASHA workers, construction workers and factory workers will gather in huge numbers. More than 20,000 workers participated in the protest. The protest commenced at 11 AM at Freedom Park. The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) will lead the protest. 

The demands include a bill which guarantees a minimum monthly income of Rs 31,500 for the workers. An increase in Death Gratuity for Anganwadi and kitchen workers has been sought.  The protesters want a Welfare Association to look after the interests of construction workers to be constituted.  An increase in cess collections and a release of the financial report of the Welfare Commission is a part of the demands. A demand for the change in working hours and a restoration of the 8-hour regime has been put forth. Dearness Allowance of Beedi factory workers for the period between 2015 to 2018 has not been released. An increase in minimum wage for plantation workers is another demand. The protestors want a minimum wage for gig workers to be put in place along with the setting up of a social protection and welfare commission for gig workers. The protesters envision for Anganwadi centres to be strengthened with the provision for LKGs to be made within the centres. The 6th guarantee of the government in their poll promise is yet to be fulfilled. 

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