CITU Tripura state leadership met the Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha on 18 point demands. The Chief Minister also agreed to their demand.
A month before the upcoming Shardotsav, deputations are placed to eighteen-point demands including bonus-exgratia equally with price hikes for the worker employees engaged in all occupation.
CITU State Secretary Manik Dey made this comment in a press conference at the state office in office of the organization.
He said that they believe in the Chief Minister’s promise that the BJP government will immediately take a decision for the benefit of thousands of workers’ families.
Sitting CITU state secretary Shankar Dutta, Jaya Burman, Samar Chakraborty, Amal Chakraborty beside him, he said that the condition of tea workers in the state is poor. All levels of workers, including tea workers, are facing loss of income. Unable to manage the family. It has been demanded to pay a minimum bonus of 20 percent to the tea garden workers. Not only this, legal action has also been demanded against the owners and authorities of the companies who do not pay bonus-exgracia within the specified time as per the contract and law.
Manik Dey said, “Inspite of busy schedule , the Chief Minister also paid attention to our time. Listened to us. So we believe, he is Ready to take decisions in the interests of workers. Which was not noticed till now in BJP rule. Hence the demand for reinstatement of all retrenched project workers along with increase in wages of all levels of workers commensurate with price rise.
The former power and transport minister alleged that the court verdict is not being implemented in Jutmil. All arrears of wages to the Jute Mill workers shall be settled immediately as per the court order. Vehicle is being stopped in the name of extortion by terror. The government should take necessary steps so that all these vehicles can run on their own routes. The workers who have not received e-Shram Card should be given e-Shram Card. All workers should be covered by health insurance at government expense. A fair work environment should be brought back everywhere in the workplace. The government initiative should provide habitations and houses for homeless workers.
“Construction of ESI Hospital in Shyamlibazar should be started. Workers employed in all occupations shall be covered by certain old age allowances. Arrangements should be made for reinstatement of pension to eligible recipients whose pension have been withheld. The monthly minimum wage of workers should be Rs.26,000. From January 2018, the increased wages of tea workers should be settled immediately along with arrears. Two hundred days of work should be arranged in REGA and TUEP. Daily wages should be paid Rs six hundred . Effective steps should be taken to activate the inactive labor department in the interests of the workers. All construction workers should be included in the Construction Workers Welfare Scheme. The Labor Code shall not be enforced against the interests of the workers. Assistance should be provided to register the names of migrant workers with the State Labor Department” Demands CITU.