Beedi workers demand direct payment of wages

Beedi workers demand direct payment of wages
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Later, the workers submitted a representation to the District Collector listing their demands and sought the government’s support. The demands include keeping beedi factories always open as workers would lose wages if they were closed. The workers sought to justify their demands saying that they solely depended on beedi industry for their livelihood.

Jagtial: About 10,000 beedi workers staged a dharna at the Collectorate here on Wednesday demanding direct payment of wages instead of depositing the same in their bank accounts.

Later, the workers submitted a representation to the District Collector listing their demands and sought the government’s support. The demands include keeping beedi factories always open as workers would lose wages if they were closed. The workers sought to justify their demands saying that they solely depended on beedi industry for their livelihood.


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