TUR gives one month to Meghalaya govt to considers workers’ demands

SHILLONG: The Thma u Rangli Juki (TUR) along with trade unions threatened to hit the streets if  Meghalaya state  government does not consider the demands of workers and trade unions within one-month time.

Observing May Day, thousands of trade union members along with TUR took resorted to slogan chanting while taking out procession from Madan Iewrynghep, Laitumkhrah till the Additional Secretariat parking lot on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters, TUR member, Angela Rangad said the unions demand living wage, job security, leave with pay, safe living conditions, equal pay for equal work, social security, women’s rights, pro- labour policies.

Criticising the government for not taking minimum wage rate seriously, she said, “The minimum wage rate in the state is the lowest. We demand to increase it to Rs 580 per day in consideration the rising prices.”

She spoke against contractual arrangement I providing employment, and called for implementation Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

Turning to the hawkers, Rangad said the hawkers reiterated their demand to bring into consideration the Central Act, Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.



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