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Hypocrisy: Cong invokes exploitation of industrial workers
In power, it failed to implement policy
8/23/2017 10:55:30 PM
Arun Singh
Early Times Report
Jammu, Aug 23: Opposition Congress is these days showing concern over the exploitation of industrial workers, accusing the government of failing to provide employment to the local youth in industrial sector. The fact, however, is that it also did nothing when it was in power to implement industrial policy particularly for workers' class.
A senior Congress leader has been holding rallies in favour of industrial workers, raising their issues of exploitation by the management of industrial units in Bari Brahmana, Samba and Kathua, and asserting that youths of the state are not getting their job share as per industrial policy.
The Congress leader has accused the incumbent government of not implementing the 70:30 jobs ratio in industries, that is, 70% locals and 30% outsiders in letter and spirit. "It seems that the leader has forgotten that this industrial policy was first introduced in 2005 and at that time Congress was in government and sharing its power with PDP.
Moreover, the vocal leader was minister in that government when it was decided that 70% of workers' strength will be from the state particularly local.
Some workers who were part of the Congress leader's rally said that it was only rhetoric as the practice of engaging more outsiders by the industries owners is continuing and no leader has dared to check it.
"When the industrial policy was first implemented, it was decided that 90% local youth will get jobs in industrial units. But after objections by the industrialists the ratio was reduced to 70%, and in some cases it was restricted to 50%. These rules were never implemented, though," said sources.
They said the exploitation of workers' class has been going on for many decades. The biggest tragedy with this marginalized lot can be gauged from the fact that ever the minimum wages have not been revised since long due to which they are forced to work 10-12 hours against peanuts.
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