BMC elections: To underscore their demands, BMC workers organise a one-day symbolic protest at Primary Health Care Centres across 24 wards

by Web Desk | Published: 17 Jan 2022

On Monday, more than 4,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs) from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) set up a one-day representational mass demonstrations at primary healthcare facilities in 24 Mumbai wards to illustrate their requirements, which included a Rs 300 stipend for working on the COVID-19 frontline duty during the three waves of the pandemic, a pension upon retirement, and wages endorsed by the court. Without going to work, the health professionals held a protest at 204 health centres throughout the city.

 

On Monday, more than 4,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs) from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) set up a one-day representational mass demonstrations at primary healthcare facilities in 24 Mumbai wards to illustrate their requirements, which included a Rs 300 stipend for working on the COVID-19 frontline duty during the three waves of the pandemic, a pension upon retirement, and wages endorsed by the court. Without going to work, the health professionals held a protest at 204 health centres throughout the city.

 

Mahapalika Arogya Seva Karmachari Sanghatna Chairman Advocate Prakash Devdas stated "The BMC has taken full advantage of these 4,000 female workers. The Industrial Court ordered BMC to pay minimum wages to workers five years ago, but this has yet to be implemented." According to him, CHWs are currently paid an average tax-deducted wage of Rs 8,000 per month, but if the court decisions are followed, their salary will rise to Rs 18,000 per month, including all aggregated perks. The BMC, on the other hand, has appealed the court rulings to the Supreme Court. These accusations against the BMC have surfaced just as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections in 2022 are approaching.

 

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