The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), will hold a protest in support of scheme workers such as Aanganbadi, Asha and Mid-Day meal and NHA workers at Jantar-Mantar of New Delhi on Monday, December 11, informed the trade union body in a press note issued on Saturday, December 8.
In the press release issued, Surendra Pandey, the Deputy General Secretary of the union asserted that more than 26 lakhs of Aanganbadi workers and helpers who have been working in the field of malnutrition and other issues pertaining to children since 1975 have themselves become undernourished due to exploitation of the government. Same is the condition of the Mid-Day meal workers who provides food to the school children.
Additionally, Asha workers, NHM and other scheme workers who thinks about the overall well-being of the society are also facing issues pertaining to salary and lack of other facilities. The BMS will hold a protest for these issues faced by these scheme workers at Jantar-Mantar, in which workers associated with these schemes across the country will also participate, added MR. Pandey.
Further, the union leader informed us that our prime demands related to these scheme workers are that these workers should be declared as government staff and they should be paid similar salaries, along with providing them with social security.
Our representatives will soon submit a memorandum along with our other demands pertaining to these workers to the relevant ministries, such as the Women and Child Development, Health and Education Ministry, added Mr. Pandey in the end.
Meanwhile, speaking with the Organiser representative, Pawan Bansal the zonal organisational secretary of the BMS said,The Aanganwadi scheme has been running for the past 50 years; you tell me which scheme has been running for so long? It means the scheme and the workers are the permanent necessities of the government, so why not they declare these workers as government staff? We will meet with the ministers and put these demands before them.
Affliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BMS is one of the largest trade union bodies of the Bharat, working tirelessly towards safeguarding the rights of the workers.”
The trade union that was awarded the presidency of L20 summit under the recently concluded G20 held in Bharat came into existence in the year 1955 and was founded by Dantopanth Thengadi.