Contract workers on warpath

Begin two-day sit-in in front of Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s office

Contract workers on warpath

Contract workers stage a protest in Bathinda on Saturday.

Bathinda, June 19

Contract workers from different departments, under the banner of Theka Mulazam Sangharsh Morcha, began a two-day sit-in in front of Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s office today. They raised slogans against the state government demanding regularisation of services.

Union leader Jagrup Singh said: “CM Capt Amarinder Singh in his pre-poll promises had said the services of contract workers would be regularised. Even after four-and-a-half year, he has not fulfilled the promise.”

He said contract workers had been rendering services in different government departments for the past 15 to 20 years but they were being coerced to work at lower salaries, while families of legislators were being given jobs. — TNS

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