Anganwadi Workers’ agitation enters day 14


Bhubaneswar: The agitation called by All Odisha Anganwadi Ladies Workers Association (AOALWA) has entered its 14th day on Sunday.

The Anganwadi Workers from Nuapada and Sundargarh districts are sitting on dharna in front of the Vidhan Sabha in the city to press for their demands.

Reportedly, around 7,000 members of AOALWA has been on the protest over various demands including a minimum wage of Rs 18,000 per month, a minimum pension of Rs 3,000 per month, implementation of 45th and 46th recommendations of Indian Labour Conference.

The workers also enlisted permanent job status to workers, extend the working age till 65 years, Rs 2 lakh as Gratuity during the time of retirement, a sum of Rs 5 lakh as ex-gratia if the workers die in a mishap and many more among their demands.

The agitators also said that the stir will intensify if their demands remain unfulfilled.

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