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FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS: Daily wage employees taking out a protest march under the banner of the Karantaka State Government Daily Wage Employees’ Federation in Belgaum on Monday.
FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS: Daily wage employees taking out a protest march under the banner of the Karantaka State Government Daily Wage Employees’ Federation in Belgaum on Monday.

Staff Correspondent

Say the Chief Minister has not kept his promise on regularisation of their service

Belgaum: The alleged failure of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to keep his assurance to regularise the services of daily wage employees has forced the Karnataka State Government Daily Wage Employees’ Federation to launch a four-phased Statewide agitation to pressure the Government to concede their long-pending demands.

The federation announced that it would launch “indefinite agitation” in the final phase in Bangalore if the Government failed to concede their demand soon.

Federation president K.S. Sharma, who launched the agitation in Belgaum and led a procession of daily wage employees from Fort Circle to Deputy Commissioner’s office while observing “Demands Day” in the first phase of the agitation, said the Chief Minister had not honoured his assurance that the daily wage employees appointed after July 1, 1984 would be recognised.

Although the Government constituted a Cabinet Sub-Committee to consider regularisation of the daily wage employees in July 2008, the latter had not submitted its report yet.

The federation submitted memorandums to the Government through deputy commissioners in each district demanding the Chief Minister to make budgetary provision for the money required for regularisation of the daily wage employees.

Dr. Sharma said the main demands of the federation included regularisation of daily wage employees appointed after 1984, grant of time-bound advancement on completion of 10, 15 and 20years of service to supernumerary employees and consideration of daily wage period for terminal benefits.

Federation’s Belgaum district president V.G. Soppinmath led the procession. The federation condoled the death of the former Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu.

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