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Demanding minimum wages, Convoy drivers stage ‘shirtless’ protest

Jamshedpur, April 12: Demanding minimum wages, Tata Motors Convoy Drivers under the banner of All India Convoy workers union held a shirtless protest before the East Singhbhum deputy commissioner’s office here on Wednesday.

Led by general secretary of the union Gyan Sagar Prasad, the convoy drivers also took out a rally in the main road before the DC office.

On the occasion, Gyan Sagar Prasad said, the government has set minimum wages for the workers but it has not been applied on the convoy drivers as several orders have been passed to implement it.

The company management is not following minimum wages act and is showing step-motherly attitude to Convoy drivers. The company is also not following the orders of the law and the administration, Prasad added.

He further said that DC had assured on March 5, 2017 to help implement the act and it was the responsibility of the district labour commissioner (DLC) to implement the same so that the convoy drivers can get the benefit. It has been more than a month that the act has not been implemented.

The convoy drivers appealed the deputy commissioner to help resolve the long pending issue of the convoy drivers.

It may be noted that Tata Motors convoy drivers have been long protesting for minimum wage but noting fruitful has emerged for them.

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