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ASHA workers hold rally, give memorandum to DC

punjab Updated: Sep 18, 2014 19:38 IST
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Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers and Facilitator Union held a rally and submitted a memorandum to Punjab chief minister via deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal here on Thursday.

The union organised a convention at Megh Dharamshala in Jawahar Nagar. Union president Amarjit Kaur presided over the rally and said government should regularise their services, and till then they should be provided minimum wages.

After convention, the union members held a rally from Dharamshala to deputy commissioner's office, where they submitted a memorandum of their demands.

Amarjit Kaur said wages should be given in accordance with the states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, etc. Union demanded life insurance cover of `two lakh, uniforms, mobile remuneration and other basic facilities under labour laws. The union will also hold a state-level rally for their demands in Chandigarh on September 30.

Union general secretary Ranjit Kaur accused the state government of breaking their faith. She said the government agreed on a few demands, but these had not been implemented till now.

CITU state general secretary Raghunath Singh extended full support to Asha workers. He said all workers should be provided with minimum wages.

On this occasion, Sukhdeep Kaur, Sukwinder Kaur, Jatinder Pal, Prakash Singh and Subhash Rani were also present.