Panaji: All India Trade Union Congress has alleged that around 250 BSNL contract workers have not been paid their monthly salaries.
AITUC Goa Secretary Suhaas Naik, in a statement released, has said that it is shocking and agonizing that around 250 BSNL contract workers working in different exchanges of BSNL in the state of Goa have not been paid their monthly earned salaries by the principal employer, which is BSNL Goa and its contractor Pratap Technocrat inspite of repeated complaints.
“The complaints have been filed with Labour commissioner Government of Goa as well as Regional Labour Commissioner, Vasco atleast one month in advance but still inspite of more than a months delay no action has been taken by Goa government as well as central labour commissioner,” he said.
Naik said “the law says that under Minimum Wages Act the salaries must be paid on every fifth day of succeeding month but inspite of statutory law and Prime Ministers appeal the 250 BSNL workers are left to die in hunger without salaries.”
He said that BSNL Goa and its contractor Pratap Technocrat are responsible to make the payment of monthly earned salaries to its 250 contract workers.
In the present case the BSNL Management and its contractors having failed to make the payment of monthly earned salaries the government ought to have initiated immediate action both under civil as well as criminal charges which has not been done till date inspite of our repeated complaints.