The co-ordination committee of government and municipal corporation employees held a convention of trade unions at Rose Club, Sector 16, here on Friday.
The delegates from 35 affiliated trade unions of Chandigarh attended the convention. Various long-pending demands of the UT employees were raised on the occasion.
The workers demanded regularisation of about 1,700 daily wages and work charged employees as per the direction of the Supreme Court. Rakesh Kumar, convenor of the committee, said these employees had been raising this demand for the past 25 to 30 years. He called for immediate effective measures at the earliest to overcome agony and grievances of the UT employees.
The committee also demanded framing of comprehensive and secure policy for regularisation of daily wages, work charged, contractual, guest faculty and part-time staff as one-time measure against sanctioned posts as per the instructions of the apex court.
The employees also asked the administration for implementation of the labour laws and acts, which include Factories Act, Minimum Wages Act, Industrial Disputes Act and Worker Compensation Act, giving benefits to the contract labour through outsourcing, besides the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act.
Rakesh said appointments on sanctioned posts should be made strictly as per statutory notified recruitment rules of the departments concerned under the control of Chandigarh administration to avoid exploitation and discrimination by making the stop-gap arrangements of engaging irregular employees in the form of daily wage, work charged, contractual, part-time, guest and outsourcing employees continuing long years indulging into forced litigation for survival and security of tenure in the absence and amendments of recruitment rules and draft recruitment rules of various departments since the formation of Chandigarh.
The committee also raised the demand for implementation of pension scheme for the Chandigarh Housing Board Employees.