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Electricity contract workers stage protest

Members of Telangana State United Electricity Employees Union staged a demonstration at the NPDCL office in Warangal on Monday.

Members of Telangana State United Electricity Employees Union staged a demonstration at the NPDCL office in Warangal on Monday.  

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Members of Telangana State United Electricity Employees Union staged a demonstration at the NPDCL office demanding

regularisation of services of all contract employees. Hundreds of members gathered at the office with placards and raised slogans in favour of their demands. They have been demanding equal pay for equal work, payment of wagers directly by the government and scrapping of outsourcing method.

Addressing the gathering, union general secretary N. Venkateswarlu said nearly 2,600 employees were working in Genco, Transco and Discom in Warangal district. They were being paid meagre wages by the contractors who were deducting some of part wage earned by the employees. “The State government promised to consider regularisation of services of contract employees. We are happy with the decision and want the Chief Minister to initiate action in this regard at the earliest,” he said. Union leader K Ramesh, R Raju, G Kumar, M Prabahakar and others were present.

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