Demanding to stop outsourcing and need payment not vaccines
Outsourcing employees under the auspices of Gujarat Janata Jagruti Manch have started the agitation with posters for their various demands in Vadodara. They sit with banners and posters demanding to stop outsourcing and need payment not vaccines.
Corona vaccine was arrived in Vadodara and distributed with grand reception by the BJP at the Vaccine Institute. A symbolic protest was started by Corona Warrior employees at the same place with a demand to stop the exploitation of employees and to recruit fourth class employees.
The outsourcing employees under the auspices of Gujarat Jan Jagruti Manch started protest inside the compound of Vaccine Institute on Old Padra Road. A large number of employees joined the symbolic protest program with banners, posters.
They shouted slogans like no vaccine but payment, abolish exploitative policy of outsourcing, give equal rights and others. Employees sitting on protest strictly following Corona’s guidelines like wearing masks and maintain six feet distance.
Manch leader Rajinikanth Bhartiya said recruitment in government offices is done through outsourcing. But they are exploited by the contractors. The Gujarat government pays the contractor Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 per employee, but they pay only Rs 8 to 10 thousand and exploited them.
Employees are being threatened of dismissal by contractors if they raise their voices. Outsourcing employees have not been paid for the last 3 months. Despite repeated representations, and strikes, questions, including the salaries of employees, have not been resolved.
He further said that the policy of outsourcing should be abolished as the employees are being exploited in outsourcing and the government should directly involved in recruitment of class-4.
Contractors have been instructed to open employees’ escrow accounts as per the commissioner’s order. However, accounts are not opened by contractors. Employees who have not been paid for the last three months have been in trouble. They threaten to agitate further if the issues including salary are not resolved.