MLA Kulgam and senior leader of CPI (M) M Y Tarigami has urged the government to fulfill long pending demands of the construction workers.Addressing the Road and Tunnel Construction workers at Sangaldan, Reasi, M Y Tarigami, who is also president, CITU, said that the government should address the burning and long pending issues of the workforce engaged in the construction of crucial four lane of Srinagar-Jammu highway and tunnels.
Tarigami demanded that the workforce be paid wages as per their category i.e. Rs.370/-, Rs.433/-, Rs.522/- & Rs.622/- for unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled and highly skilled categories. Besides, D.A.from 01-10-2018 notified by the government recently as per central government notification. “The concerned workforce needs to be covered under social security benefits which include pension, gratuity, ESIC and EPF,” he said.
He stressed for provision of overtime at the rate of twice the existing ordinary wages, first aid facility at workplace, reimbursement of medical bills within a specific period of time, night shift allowance to the workers engaged during night hours, temporary accommodation facility to the workers hailing from outside, two uniforms (winter and summer), safety shoes, safety helmet and belt, goggals, hand gloves. Tarigami also emphasized that the workers engaged in risky job of tunnel construction should be paid tunnel/ hight allowances, transportation facility for shift workers be also e shred.