Members of the All India Trade Union Congress, including unorganised sector workers from across the State, participated in a rally from Chiklalbagh to Gandhinagar here on Thursday.
They submitted a memorandum to the Minister of Social Welfare listing out 14 key demands. “We have demanded that the minimum wages should be Rs. 8,000 per month in the unorganised sector. The dearness allowance must be increased by 4 paise for every point increase in the inflation index. Social benefits ranging from medical insurance and pension to maternity leave must be given to all workers,” said H.V. Anantha Subba Rao, general secretary of AITUC.
They have also condemned attempts by public and private institutions to stop formation of trade unions and their activities. They also demanded that the Government hold frequent tripartite meetings with employers and unions to ensure that labour rights are protected.