Mysuru, January 17:- Hundreds of ASHA (accredited social health activist) workers, Anganwadi workers and scheme workers staged a protest in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office in the city on Wednesday.
The agitators staged a protest in the city in support to the nationwide strike called by various organisations to urge the central government to fulfil the workers’ rights and benefits like a raise in minimum wages, providing basic employees’ state insurance and provident fund.
The agitators under the banner ‘All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) and Karnataka Rajya Anganwadi Karyakarteyara mattu Sahayakiyara Federation’ staged a protest and submitted a memorandum to the Mysuru Deputy Commissioner to forward their demands to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The agitators said, “The Anganwadi Karyakartas, ASHA workers and scheme workers hardly have income security. We urge the central government to fufill the demands of workers’ rights and benefits like a raise in minimum wages, providing basic employees’ state insurance and provident fund as part of their social security, including monthly pensions and implement the 45th International Labour Organization’s recommendations to all the Anganwadi Karyakartas and ASHA workers.” –(KK)