On May Day, workers call for welfare measures

On the occasion of May Day, members of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) on Wednesday staged a demonstration near Anna Kalaiarangam in Vellore to highlight their grievances.

Earlier, the members took out a procession from the new bus stand and reached the venue, covering about two km.

Their demands include scrapping anti-labour policies and initiating genuine labour welfare measures. According to the members, each one of them should get a monthly wage of ₹18,000 and those who attain the superannuation age of 58 should get a minimum pension of ₹6,000 per month.

Job security

Contract-basis appointments, outsourcing and fixed term employment should be abolished to give job security to employees, who work till their retirement, speakers at the demonstration said.

The procession was led by AITUC district president A.S. Shankar. AITUC secretary S.A. Simbudevan flagged off the procession. AITUC State vice-president S.R. Devadas addressed a meeting.


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