Nearly five thousand construction workers of Punjab marched through the streets of Jalandhar on 18th September, 2017 to submit their charter of demands to the Chief Minister of Punjab through the Dist. Commissioner Jalandhar. Earlier the workers held a big public meeting on the grounds of Deshbhagat Yadgar Hall in Jalandhar where construction workers drawn from various districts of Punjab gathered under the banner of Mistri Mazdoor Union (IFTU) to highlight their issues.
The workers were addressed by the Central leaders of IFTU, President Com. Aparna and General Secretary Com. B. Pradeep, Punjab state leaders of IFTU, President Com. Kulvinder Singh and General Secretary Com. Raj Singh (Convenor All India Coordination Committee of Construction Workers – IFTU) who also conducted the proceedings. Com. K. Suryam (Co-convenor, All India Coordination Committee of Construction Workers) from Telengana and Dinesh Parmar who is organizing construction workers in Gujarat also addressed the meeting. Leaders of IFTU affiliated construction workers’ unions of Andhra Pradesh (Com. U. Venkateshwarulu), Bihar (Com. Suresh Kanojia, NCM of IFTU), Delhi (Com. Animesh Das, President of Delhi IFTU) were among the speakers.
Speakers highlighted that despite the huge amount of over Rs. 7000 crores lying with various state governments as the 2% construction cess, hardly 15% has been spent on construction workers.… Read More