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DESAM to apprise Centre
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, October 08 2014: Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has said that they will apprise the Union Labour and Employment Ministry about the current crisis between labourers and CAF & PD if the issue is not resolved at the earliest.

In a press conference held at DESAM head office, DESAM president M Angamba said that 61 labourers, who had been working under the Department since the past many years, were removed from their service following an order issued by the Director of CAF & PD on August 16 .

Saying that the labourers were getting 71 paisa per quintal for shifting of different items stored at Sangaiprou godown, Angamba said that the labourers were sacked as they demanded that their wages be raised.

Maintaining that the demand raised by the labourers was right, Angamba alleged that contractors and CAF & PD officials have been violating the labourers' rights since the past many years.

He added that it is unfortunate that the State Government has decided to remain as a silent spectator on the issue.

Saying that the labourers have staged different forms of agitation to restore their service, Angamba said that children of these labourers had even surrendered their school text books to CAF & PD.

Urging the State Government to revise the outdated wage structure and policy, Angamba also appealed to respective school authorities to relax school fees for the children of these labourers until the restoration of their service understanding the hardships being faced by the labourers.


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