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All-India strike of Scheme Workers on September 24 which could affect vaccination drive

Press Reporter News Service
New Delhi, September 19

The Central Commerce Unions (CTUs) have determined to collectively stage an all-India strike of “Scheme Employees” on September 24 which might adversely have an effect on the well being providers, particularly the continuing drive of Covid vaccination.

The strike is to press for acceptance of employees’ lengthy pending calls for of security, danger allowance, insurance coverage protection and regularisation, minimal wages and pension. 

The Unions are INTUC, ATUC, HMS AIUTUC,TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU , LPF, UTUC, and CITU. Almost one crore scheme employees together with the Anganwadi, ASHA and Mid Day Meal employees are presently engaged to ship the fundamental providers of vitamin and well being to nearly all of the folks, risking their lives throughout the pandemic.  They’re the hyperlink between the federal government and the folks.

About 10 lakh ASHA employees and facilitators conduct door-to-door surveys on illnesses, report circumstances and get assessments carried out, and so forth. along with the vaccination duties day-after-day. Almost 26 lakh anganwadi employees and helpers beneath ICDS who’re additionally performing related duties together with ASHA employees and likewise distributing the ration door to door to the beneficiaries.

Almost 27 lakh Noon Meal employees provide ration door to door to the varsity going youngsters and carry out duties in group centres and quarantine centres. Many different employees beneath the Nationwide Well being Mission (NHM) together with the 108 Ambulance employees are additionally performing their obligation within the struggle towards Covid-19.

Employees beneath schemes like NCLP, NRLM work on the grassroots-level among the many group.

A Union chief stated on Sunday that these employees should not supplied with any security tools, together with masks or sanitisers. They’re additionally not entitled to any danger allowance or compensation.


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