JULU writes to MPs demanding abolition of Contract labour act

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JULU writes to MP on Contract labour act
Jamshedpur, July 21: Jharkhand Unorganized Labour Union (JULU) today demanded for necessary amendment or abolition of Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act,1970 to ensure "good days" for the labourers of the unorganized sector as promised by the ruling BJP government.

In a letter forwarded to all the Members of Parliament of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in this regard, the General Secretary of JULU, Sapan Kumar Ghosal stated that 80 per cent work in sector across including the Industries, factories, mining, financial and educational institutions, hospital, railways and postal department are being taken by the contract labourers even as the permanent employees drew minimum Rs 20,000 as salary per month.

The contract labourers are getting only Rs four to five thousand for the same work without any security to their job, he said lamenting that the contract labourers and their family members were forced to live in an insecure atmosphere.

Ghosal alleged that the unorganized sector labourers were deprived of all facilities such as accumulation, casual and festival leaves as well as gratuity even after remaining engaged in the same work for last twenty to twenty five years.

As prime minister Narendra Modi has promised to bring in "good days", Ghosal demanded that the government should bring an amendment in the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act,1970 or abolish it to ensure good days for the unorganized sector labourers and their families.

The trade union leader said aim of dispatching the letters to all the members of parliament was to take up the issue in the current session of parliament.

PTI

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