Mahajana Building Workers Union demands job security for workers

Mahajana Building Workers Union demands job security for workers
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The representatives of the Mahajana Building Workers Union staged a three-day relay hunger strike here at dharna chowk in Khammam on Wednesday, demanding that the government provide social and work security, besides Rs. 5,000 pension to retired workers. 

Khammam: The representatives of the Mahajana Building Workers Union staged a three-day relay hunger strike here at dharna chowk in Khammam on Wednesday, demanding that the government provide social and work security, besides Rs. 5,000 pension to retired workers.

State Convenor of the union Nakirikanti Sanjeeva Rao, while inaugurated the relay hunger strike, after offering floral tributes to the statue of Dr B R Ambedkar at ZP centre here, the workers were left in the lurch for long. The building workers were facing lot of hardships, he said.

It was the responsibility of the government to provide social and work security to the workers, besides providing insurance, ESI facility and pension to the workers who crossed 60 years of age. But the government had not so far focussed its attention on providing help to the workers.

He demanded that the government pension at Rs 5,000 to each retired worker. There 30,000 workers who quit the job after attaining the age of 60 years. The Constitution, framed by Dr B R Ambedkr, has provided certain rights to workers and they should implemented, he said.

Representatives of the Association D Ramachary, P Nagabhushanam, N Suresh, N Jyothi, B Bhadru Naik, S K Qadeer, Rambabu, Kusuma Shantamma and N Sitaramulu were present.

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