Include unorganised coir workers in ESI: Coir Board Chairman

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Kochi, Oct 24 (UNI) Coir Board Chairman A C Jose has urged the Centre to bring unorganised coir workers under the ambit of ESI scheme.

In a letter to Union Labour Minister Oscar Fernandez, a copy of which was released to press, he said,''around 3.8 lakh coir workers, mostly women, in the unorganised sector should be covered under the ESI scheme so that their hospitalisation expenses are met.'' ''We suggest that all those who are registered with the Kerala Workers Welfare Fund Act be given the protection of coverage on production of registration documents with the Welfare Board,'' he added.

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