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May Day observed in Meghalaya

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, May 1: The 127th May Day was observed on Sunday by workers and employees of government offices under the banner Meghalaya Joint Council of Trade Unions and Associations (MJCTU &A). The association demanded minimum statutory wage of Rs 15000 per month and an equal wage for similar jobs, regularization of casual workers in permanent jobs as well as speedy solutions to all pending cases of workers in Labour department. The association demanded the withdrawal of Land Acquisition Bill. In addition to May Day, the bank employees’ organization also observed anti-privatization day intended to oppose Government’s move to privatize banks. Speaking to reporters, M Chakraborty, vice-president of All India Bank Officers Association has threatened for more agitations if the Central Government does not pay heed to their demands and ceased the move to privatize banks. The association members shouted slogans and N. Deb, member of All India Bank Officers Association, hoisted the May Day flag.

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