3rd conference of All Manipur Mid day meal workers union held

3rd conference of All Manipur Mid day meal workers union held

Written By: / Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:41

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Imphal June 30,

The third conference of All Manipur Mid Day meal workers union which is affiliated to Centre of Indian Trade Union, New Delhi was held today at Johnston Higher Secondary School.

Speaking on the occasion General Secretary of Mid day Meal Workers’ Federation of India Jai Bhagwan said that around 25 lakhs of Mid day meal workers were helping crores of students of India in order to build a new India.

He added that the government irrespective of the parties who rule has always been neglecting Mid day meal workers.

They were happy for providing such scheme which help crores of students to get free meal but the government has never take any initiative for the welfare of 25 lakhs Mid day meal workers, Jai added.

He further questioned that with their wage of only one thousand rupees how the family of the workers could survive in today’s society and added how the students could be in a state of well being if the workers who are there to feed the students couldn’t survive.

Highlighting the works of Mid day meal workers Jai mention that the workers not simply cook for the students working only a few hours he added that several activities where a grade four should be doing were done by the workers and their works includes sweeping, carrying water and even opening and closing of the school gate.

He urge to increase the wage of the workers to the level of grade four.

Fearing with the present trend of the government where there is the decay of government schools where most of the underprivileged students went and also the privatisation, Jai said that they also need to focus on such issues also.

He vigorously said that protest and organising agitation is their only way forward to meet their demands.

President of All Manipur Mid day meal worker Union Maibam Loitang strongly condemned the treatment of the state government towards them where the workers were paid a sum of only one thousand rupees as their wage and that too for only ten months. She demanded to increase the monthly wage for the workers. 

She warned that intense agitation will be done if their demands were not meet.

There were seven thousand Mid day meal workers for the state providing mid day meals to around sixty thousand students. 

The conference was attended by President of Manipur Government Services Federation M. Rajendra, Secretary of All India State Government Employees Federation L. Purohit, Leader of CITU Sarat Salam and Secretary of Construction Workers Federation of India Kshetrimayum Santa.

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