The Communist Party of India (Marxist) district secretary, B. Madhava, on Tuesday called upon workers not to let down their fight for rights which were curtailed by governments.
Mr. Madhava, addressing a May Day gathering, said workers should be prepared for an uncompromising class struggle against the governments which were bringing policies that favoured corporates.Mr. Madhava said it was because of the pressure from beedi factory owners that the State Government had not so far issued gazette notification fixing the minimum wages for beedi workers.
Mr. Madhava said the minimum wages of Rs. 100 paid to beedi worker had not been raised for the last six years. A month ago a committee recommended minimum wages of Rs. 116 and this was supposed to come into effect from April 1.
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