Activists storm Collectorates at Kurnool and Kadapa
KURNOOL: The supporters of CITU staged a demonstration at the Collectorate here on Monday demanding a comprehensive law in support of the unorganised sector workers. State joint secretary of CITU Ajay Kumar took part in the protest and addressed the gathering. Mr. Ajay Kumar said the Government, which promised a high power committee to study the working models in West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu could not keep its word. On the other hand, nothing was earmarked for unorganised sector workers in the Rs 1 lakh crore State budget.
He said most of the unorganised sector workers were employed as street hamalis, autorickshaw drivers, beedi-rolling workers, clerks in shops, transport offices, incense sticks industry, filling stations and construction industry and belonged to the SC, BC and ST classes. The CITU demanded Rs. 1,000 crore for unorganised sector workers in the budget and presented a charter of demands.
Kadapa Special Correspondent writes: Speaking at a dharna before the Collectorate, CITU State vice-president S. Punyavathi on Monday charged the Government with not keeping up its promise to consider extension of provident fund (PF) to unorganised workers with the Government’s share.
She accused the State government of adopting anti-worker policies and foisting cases against them during agitation for house sites and pucca houses