Contractual workers protest in Patiala, demand regularisation of jobs

Contractual workers protest in Patiala, demand regularisation of jobs

Protesting honorarium and contractual workers march towards Punjab minister Brahm Mohindra’s residence in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 10

The honorarium and contractual workers from various departments took out a protest march in support of their demand for regularisation, here today.

The protesters marched towards the residence of Cabinet Minister Brahm Mohindra, but were stopped at the Fountain Chowk.

They were later offered a meeting with the Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary Husan Lal on October 18.

The protesters included workers from the Forest Department, NHM staff nurses, contractual multipurpose health workers, employees of Kasturba Gandhi Hostel, employees of PSEB’s Adarsh schools and other staff.

The workers held a protest at the Baradari Gardens before advancing to the minister’s residence.

The protesters sought regularisation along with implementation of minimum wages for those working on an honorarium.

The protesters said similar marches were organised in Amritsar, Muktsar and Jalandhar today.

They warned that if their demands were not met, they would organise a state-level rally at CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s home town Morinda and gherao his residence.

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