Punjab: Contract Employees to March to Vidhan Sabha Demanding Regularisation
Members of the Punjab Contract Employees Struggle (PCES) and their families resolved to march to the Vidhan Sabha during sessions on September 7, 2021 to demand regularisation of workers.
Leaders Varinder Singh Momi, Jagroop Singh Lehra, Jagsir Bhangu and others gathered for a meeting on August 25 at the Teacher Home in Bathinda. Members discussed and ultimately rejected the recommendations issued by the Ministerial Committee for Regularisation of Contract Employees in response to their decade-long demands.
“It was decided to intensify the ongoing struggle against these recommendations by burning copies of the document across Punjab on August 26,” said Momi.
Accordingly, members and their families resolved to stage a massive protest march towards the Vidhan Sabha to demand unconditional regularisation of all contract employees including those enlisted, outsourced, contracted and those working under central schemes, companies, etc.
Protesters will hoist black flags to protest the corporatisation, privatisation of the service sector as well. Further, leaders said that zonal conventions would be organised all over Punjab to prepare the workers for the vigorous preparation of this struggle program.
“We asked the Punjab government to give up the service of corporators and regularise contract employees without any delay or face the wrath of the employees. It is up to the government to decide,” said Lehra.
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