The members of the Udupi district unit of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) staged a dharna in front of the Clock Tower here on Saturday demanding better facilities for working women. Speaking on the occasion, Bilkis, convener of Working Women’s Coordination Committee of CITU, said that though atrocities against working women was on the rise, the government and other authorities were doing little to stop it.

The system appeared to have become insensitive to the problems faced by the working women.

The CITU wanted the women working in all sectors to be given a minimum salary of Rs. 10,000 per month. They should also be given job security.

Equal pay should be given to both men and women as per the Equal Remuneration Act 1976. There should be no discrimination in service conditions, promotions, training and transfers for working women, she said.

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