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Labours contractors pay inadequate wages to workers: Gaonkar
July 18, 2012
PANJIM: Sanvordem MLA Ganesh Gaonkar Tuesday alleged that there was a huge racket run by labour contractors who pay just half salary to workers employed by them, while taking full payment from state government departments which commission their services.
“The workers are
made to slog for all the 26 days but when it comes to payment, they are paid salary only for 13 days,” Gaonkar alleged speaking on the budget in the ongoing state legislative assembly session.
He said that this racket is run by labour contractors empanelled with various departments. “This is exploitation of labour which needs to be stopped immediately,” Gaonkar added forcefully.
In his speech he further, urged the state government not to differentiate between permanent and contract workers and demanded uniform minimum wages of Rs 300 per day, for regular and contract workers.
Gaonkar pointed out to the exploitation of the labourers and unfair labour practices adopted in different government departments, as far as contract labourers are concerned.
“The efforts put in by both the category of workers are equal, while the wages paid to those on contract are Rs 150 but for those paid to regular workers are Rs 300,” he observed.