The State Unit of Confederation of Industrial Trade Union (CITU) organised a maharally in Shimla today and cordoned State Secretariat by the Union activists to press various demands of working class and repression of workers by the State and Centre Government after changing labour laws.
The rally was attended by the CITU, DYFI, Aganwarni workers Union besides other frontal organization affiliated with the left attended by former Secretary of CPI(M) Rakesh Singha, All India CITU secretary Dr Kashmir Singh, State Secretary of CITU Mr. Jagat Ram and Secretary of CITU Shimla Mr. Vajinder Mehra.
CITU also submitted a memorandum to Secretary Building and Labour Welfare Corporation to press the demand which includes implement minimum wage of Rs 18000 to workers, equal wage for equal work, regularization of outsource employees, registration of construction and Scheme workers and registration of MNREGA workers after 50 days job periods.
CITU warned the Government that if they did not consider its demands they would work against it in up-coming Assembly election. A massive gathering at state secretariat also disrupted the traffic system in the town. Prominent Restaurant like Baljees, Alfa, Sheraipanjab and others remained off today as all their workers joined the maharally. The worker assembled at the Panchayat Ghar in the morning and brought the procession toward the state Secretariat. Mr. Mehra told that CITU also submitted a memorandum to the Principal Secretary Labour Mr. R.D.Dhuman.