Protest outside Punjab's labour minister's house

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kapurthala
  • Updated: Jun 28, 2015 20:57 IST

Members of the Joint Action Committee of National Trade (JACNT) Union on Sunday held a protest outside Punjab labour minister Bhagat Chunni Lal's house in Adarsh Nagar Park in support of various outstanding demands.

More than 200 labourers from Jalandhar and Kapurthala district have participated in the protest.

Raising slogans against the state government and labour ministers, protestors demanded a minimum wage of Rs 15,000 to contract workers, admission cards for each person, increase amount of gratuity, wages under employee provident fund should increase to Rs 30,000 per month, monthly receipt of the EPF should also be given to employees and non-interference of the police in labour cases without any reason.

Rajesh Thapa, convener of the JACNT union, said 90 per cent of factories are not taking attendance of labourers and nobody from the labour department of Jalandhar or Kapurthala is taking cognizance of it.

"The labour department needs to make admit cards of all labourers and make their attendance compulsory," he said. He also demanded five marla plots for the labourers as committed by the government during the elections and also appealed the government to make blue cards.

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