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Beedi workers thank CM for hiking minimum wages

Posted by on June 29, 2011 0 Comment

Hyderabad: About 100 senior leaders and representatives of Beedi Workers Unions affiliated to INTUC led by MLA Anam Vivekananda Reddy called on Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy at the Camp Office on Wednesday and thanked him and the State Government for enhancing the minimum wages by 61 per cent which benefits about 10 lakh beedi workers all over the State.

The Unions’ leaders said that this is the first time the Government has sanctioned such a big hike of 61 per cent benefitting lakhs of poor beedi workers and also stated that the welfare programmes and new initiatives of the Government are pro-poor and the working class is supporting the government.

The Unions’ leaders including the INTUC affiliated AP Beedi and Cigar Workers Trade Union president B Radhakrishnaiah, General Secretary V Ganesh, Additional General Secretary G Anjaiah, G Swamy, T Shankar, K Sankaraiah, Jeevan Reddy, Zareena Begum and others met the Chief Minister and expressed gratitude on behalf of 10 lakh beedi workers in general and 4.5 lakh members of their Union in particular for settlement of the long pending demands of beedi workers.(INN)

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