Anganwadi workers protest in Ganderbal, demand wage hike

Anganwadi workers protest in Ganderbal, demand wage hike
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Suria Hamid

Ganderbal: Anganwadi workers and helpers on Tuesday demanded regularization of their services and increase in honourium.
The protestors blocked the Ganderbal road and raised slogans in favour of their demands.
The protestors threatened to go on an indefinite strike if their demands were not fulfilled.
“In Delhi, the wages of the Anganwadi worker is Rs 10,600 and we are paid Rs 3000, we want our hike in our wages should be increased,” said Muneera district president Anganwadi workers and helpers association.
A worker said that they have an important role in creating awareness about different schemes and nutrition needs of mothers and children.”
The protesting employees also said that Government is resorting to step-motherly treatment with them.
“if Government increased wages of all employees, why they were left out. We also want pension scheme for us.”
The protestors also said that Social Welfare Minister Sajad Gani lone had promised them of hike in their wages in 2016, but till now nothing has been done.