Anganwadi workers hit streets in city
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Anganwadi workers hit streets in city

February 11, 2019

Mysuru:  Over 5,000 Anganwadi Workers and helpers of the district, under the banner of AITUC-affiliated Karnataka State Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Federation took  out a rally in city from J. K Grounds to Zilla Panchayat Office this morning, urging the Union Government to implement its Budgetary announcement of wage hike of Rs.1,500 for Anganwadi Workers and Rs.750 for Helpers.

They shouted slogans against the Centre for not implementing this order till today. They also urged to regularise their jobs, to ensure minimum monthly wages of Rs. 18,000, ESI, PFI and job security benefits.

The rally passed through Narayana Shastri Road, Chamaraja Double Road, Ramaswamy Circle and culminated at Zilla Panchayat Office where they submitted their memorandum.

They also demanded  an increase in honorarium and retirement benefits “In neighbouring Kerala the workers are paid Rs. 12,000, but the Central government had increased the amount by Rs. 1,500 last year but the workers are yet to receive this amount,” they said.

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