Security & Co-Allied Workmen’s Union Protests In Siliguri
A protest was held by the Uttarbang Samanvay Committee of the Security and Co-Allied Workmen’s Union- which falls under CPI(M)’s CITU, before a memorandum was submitted to the Joint Labour Commissioner in Siliguri.
The demands in the memorandum entailed on-time salary payment for mobile tower security workers, to stop firing and suspending employees, paying outstanding salaries, to stop changing the agencies under which the employees work and to increasing their wages.
The committee members protested in front of the Joint Labour Commissioner’s office on Tuesday. CITU leader cum Union’s Convenor, Goutam Ghosh, shared that they had submitted the demands in December and had given a time of 21 days to resolve the problems, but no measures have been taken so far.
Once again, the union has submitted the demands to the Joint Labour Commissioner and a copy of it has been sent to North Bengal’s District Magistrates and SPs, Siliguri Police Commissioner, Circle Inspectors of each district and to all the police station In-Charges.
Goutam Ghosh further added that if their demands are not fulfilled soon, if any security worker is suspended or dismissed and if their salaries are not paid, then the union will be forced to stop their work indefinitely.