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Gram Panchayat employees demand minimum wages

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‘Only Rs. 2,000 - Rs 3,000 being paid to the employees in Panchayats'

Some of the workers say that they were not even issued identity cards


SANGAREDDY: Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) district president B. Mallesh demanded the administration to implement the agreements during the strike by AP Grama Panchayat Employees and Workers Union.

Addressing a gathering of Panchayat employees agitating before the Collectorate on Thursday, Mr. Mallesh said that the employees should be paid minimum wages as per the Act but none in administration was bothered about it. Alleging that only between Rs. 2,000 and Rs 3,000 was being paid to the employees in Panchayats, he said that there was no other go but to agitate to get their problems addressed. Alleging that they were facing sheer negligence from the officials, some of the workers said that they were not even issued identity cards and their list was not there with the district Panchayat officers. A memorandum was submitted to the authorities requesting to address their problems. Union district president B. Gopal, general secretary Shankar and others participated.

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