PWD muster roll workers on hunger strike over no salary

SHILLONG: Jaintia PWD Muster Rolls Workers and Labour Union started an indefinite hunger strike at the Additional Secretariat parking lot in the city on Monday.
Speaking to reporters, president of the union KL Pariat said the workers will not budge from their stand and will continue to protest until their demands are met.
The union demanded the implementation and sanction of the Meghalaya Regular Casual Workers Scheme 1996, and hike of minimum daily wages to Rs 300 per day for unskilled labour etc with effect from April 1, 2018.
The workers also demanded implementation of scheme of the Meghalaya Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, paid maternity leave, casual leave and earned leave, retirement age to 60 years along with family pension.
Pariat said the muster rolls did not get their salary for almost seven months. He also asked the government to release the arrears of the muster roll workers. “The wages should be increased to Rs 300 of the daily workers as per notification of June 13, 2018,” he said.

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