Press Reporter News Service
Mohali, October 6
Members of the Powercom and Transco Contract Workers Union, Punjab, protested towards the state authorities in entrance of the Labour Commissioner’s workplace for the second consecutive day at the moment.
Balihar Singh, state president of the union, Chaudhary Singh, senior vice-president, Rajesh Kumar, vice-president, Ajay Kumar and Shiv Sankar, joint secretaries, mentioned Powercom chairman A Venu Prasad had invited them for the assembly, however nothing got here concrete out of it. The assembly of VK Janjua, Principal Secretary, Division of Contract Employees, on Monday additionally remained fruitless.
The union leaders mentioned to date, eight conferences had been held with prime officers of Powercom administration and Labour Division, together with Labour Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu. They alleged that the Labour Minister had assured the upper authorities to just accept all respectable calls for of the contract workers, however officers of the departments had been intentionally dilly-dallying the problem.
They mentioned their major calls for included revocation of retrenchment coverage, ample compensation to the households of accident victims and jobs to the dependents of the deceased staff.
Mohali SDM Jagdeep Sehgal reached the protest web site late and appealed to the contract staff to name off the protest. He assured them to carry a panel assembly with prime Punjab Authorities officers on Wednesday, however the contract staff didn’t relent and continued their protest.