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Sunday, April 14 2024

500 contract labourers detained for trying to storm CM’s residence

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Bengaluru: Over 500 contractor labourers of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited have been detained by the police after they tried to storm the residence of the Chief Minister on Monday.

The protesters who were demanding regularisation of services said that over 8,000 contractor employees working for various corporations across the State for the past 20 years, are leading life of uncertainty.

“Instead of regularising their services, the government is going in for fresh recruitment as a result of which thousands of workers are expected to lose their jobs,” one of the protesters said.

All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) State secretary K. Somashekhar, who is leading the protest, said that when the association of contract employees submitted a memorandum to the government in this regard, the government then said that the contract employees would not be terminated.

“The recent decision on fresh appointments had rendered the contract labourers unemployed and their families are suffering,” he said.

The angry workers whose persistent pleas have fallen in deaf ears tried to storm the residence of the CM here, before they were detained.

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