Port workers in India to strike on August 18Staff Writer | August 7, 2017
Workers of all the major ports in India have announced that they would strike work any time after August 18 in protest the Central government policies that would lead to privatisation and lay off the workers.
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The federations served a strike notice on Thursday.In the notice, the leaders demanded the government to incorporate provisions in the proposed Major Port Authorities Act 2016 to protect the jobs, wage structure, service conditions including retirement benefits to the pensioners.
They asked the government to desist from the move of outsourcing major port trust hospitals and fire services.
Employees engaged on contract basis, casual in the major ports should be extended with pay and allowances as applicable to serving regular employees performing similar and identical nature of jobs. ■