Municipal workers stage demonstration

SHIMOGA, JUNE 1. The Madiga Reservation Action Committee led a demonstration of municipal workers here on Tuesday demanding the regularisation of the services of the workers engaged on contract basis for the past 12 years, adoption of the principle of equal pay for equal work, and implementation of the recommendations of the I.P.D. Salappa Committee report to improve the service conditions of the municipal workers.

In a memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner and the President of the Shimoga City Municipal Council, B.A. Ramesh, the workers demanded that all statutory benefits be extended to them.

They warned that the agitation would be intensified if their demands were not considered by the authorities concerned.

The demonstration was led by B.A. Bhanuprasad, general secretary of the committee's district unit.