Reddy pleads to improve the condition of unorganised sectors

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Jamshedpur, Feb 02 (UNI) Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) President G.Sanjeeva Reddy today urged the Congress to pay attention to the unorganised sector to reap the electoral benefit.

Expressing conern over the pitiable conditions of the unorganised sectors in the country, Mr Reddy, who came here to attend the national working comittee meeting of INTUC, told media persons that the Congress could get electoral benefit if it took up the issue of unorganised sector.

The party should raise slogans for fulfilling the demands of the unorganised sectors as about 30 crore workers belonged to this sector.

He said the condition of the poor would also improve if the national party like the Congress take up the issue of this sector.

Mr Reddy appealed to the management to introduce the new labour policy and demanded that the workers should be made worder-cum-share-holder by constituting Worker-Share Holder Trust.

He also demanded to restructure the pension scheme and retirement benefit, increasisng the percentage of provident fund from 12 to 15, payment of gratuity to be enhanced from 15 days to 30 days and the ceiling of Rs 3.5 lakh should be scrapped.

Demanding that a national minimum wages should not be less than Rs 5000, he said the governmet should fix a national minium wages.

About the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Mr Reddy said the INTUC was not against the SEZ but he said it should not be implemented at the cost of the interest of the farmers. '' SEZ worker ko lootne ka zone hona nehi chahiye, '' he said.

He said the working committee meeting had discussed various points, including the global and the national economic situation, building of new trade union approach, Companies Corporate Social Responsibility, the growing imbalance of employment, labour and social trend in Asian region in comparison to the rest of the world.

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