All Haryana Workers’ Union plans strike over pay in January

The Union is seeking that outsourcing of work to private agencies be stopped and minimum wages be hiked, among other things.

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The All Haryana Workers’ Union has threatened an indefinite strike from January, if the authorities fail to fulfill their demands. Amongst their main demands are ceasing the practice of outsourcing work to private agencies, raising their minimum wages and equal work equal pay.

The members of the Union expressed disappointment that the Government of Haryana had failed to fulfill the promises made in its manifesto. Its main concern is the outsourcing of work to private agencies, which it feels is injustice. The workers who are against the Government indulging in any public-private partnerships, are also seeking release of the 7th Pay Commission and are demanding wages equal to what is paid to workers in Punjab. One of the union heads shared that if the Government failed to meet their demands, the workers will go on an indefinite strike, which would hamper the smooth functioning of several departments.

A gathering of workers has been planned at Kamla Nehru Park, Gurugram later this week, following which a memorandum will be submitted to the deputy commissioner to inform him of the protests scheduled for January 8 and 9, 2019.

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