Contract workers facing layoffs by ORR contractors

Contract workers facing layoffs by ORR contractors
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The persons working on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) for the past some years have now been rendered jobless as the contractors, who have employed them and who have been paying wages to them, have asked them not to report for their work. Workers claimed that contractors have not paid them salaries for two months and they were asked not to report for duties last week. 

Hyderabad: The persons working on theOuter Ring Road (ORR) for the past some years have now been rendered jobless as the contractors, who have employed them and who have been paying wages to them, have asked them not to report for their work. Workers claimed that contractors have not paid them salaries for two months and they were asked not to report for duties last week.

Anil Reddy, a contract worker, said that for the past two months the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) officials have not paid the salaries to many workers. ``We have been working here since 1997, but we did not receive the provident fund (PF) amount till date. Few days ago, the contractors have asked us to leave and now we do not have any other source of income. We demand the government to provide permanent jobs and increase the salaries,’’ he said.

Another worker Narsamma said that the HMDA is not paying salaries on time and working on ORR has become difficult due to fast vehicular movement. She said that the workers have been working for 24x7 in shifts but are only paid Rs 7,500, whereas the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation workers have been paid around Rs 14,000.

A member of Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) Sudhakar said that around 200 workers have been working on ORR for maintenance of road, greenery and other activities. But the contractors have asked these workers to discontinue the work. ``We demand the government and HMDA officials to regularise the contract workers and provide PF amount”, he said.

Sudhakar asked the government to consider the issue on humanitarian grounds since hundreds of families will be thrown out of jobs.

By: Tera Sneha Reddy

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