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Electrical contract employees demand regularisation of services

Electrical contract employees demand regularisation of services
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A tense situation prevailed at District Collectorate here Monday following the agitation by the electrical contract employees, who were on strike over the last one week demanding the government to regularize their services. 

Eluru: A tense situation prevailed at District Collectorate here Monday following the agitation by the electrical contract employees, who were on strike over the last one week demanding the government to regularize their services.

The electrical contract workers reached Collectorate as part of their strike which entered 7th day on Monday and staged a dharna. Later they tried to besiege the Collectorate. However, the police deployed at the Collectorate obstructed their movement and pushed them with lathis. Following this a scuffle between the police and workers took place, creating a tense situation at the Collectorate.

The workers led by AITUC, CITU and IFTU raised slogans against the government and said the government failed to respond to their agitation and problems. As the situation turned tense, police immediately took eight leaders into their custody and shifted them to a Three-town police station.

Earlier, addressing the workers, CITU district general secretary D N V D Prasad, IFTU district assistant secretary Budda Venkatrao and AITUC district leader K Krishnamacharyulu said the electrical contract workers were demanding equal wage to an equal work.

They also demanded to abolish the middlemen system and alleged the government has not responded to their problems. Leaders R Lingaraju, A Ajay Kumari, V Saibabu, IFTU leaders P Gangaraju, Ramana, B Veerabhadram p Satyanarayana led the agitation.

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