Business Bureau :
The All India Unorganised Workers has written a letter to the Maharashtra State Energy Minister Nitin Raut regarding the welfare of contract workers in the electricity companies. Rajesh Nimbalkar, National Co-ordinator, All India Unorganised Workers Congress said that there are more than 45,000 contract workers in the three main electricity companies in Maharashtra. They consist of linemen, operator, clerks, computer operators, security guards, meter readers etc. All these posts are of permanent nature and of regular work. He said, “The All India Unorganised Workers Congress is sensitive regarding the welfare of these electricity contract workers as they are not organised.” Working under extremely dangerous situation of coronavirus 54 electricity contract workers have lost their lives. Inspite of this, companies have not given compensation to these workers.
It has come to notice that these electricity companies are publishing advertisements inviting candidates to fill up the posts. Because of this, the contract workers are frightened of losing their jobs. The Government while giving bonus to permanent workers has not shown any kind of thoughtfulness or generosity towards the contract workers, he pointed out. Nimbalkar has requested the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to assure the contract workers of secured employment and safe future. This will send an assured message to encourage unorganised workers in the State.