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Guwahati, September 11, 2019:

The workers of the All Assam Midday Meal Workers’ Organisation have demanded a hike in their salaries. Addressing the press here today, one of the leaders of the organization, Jiten Rabha, said that they earn just Rs 1,000 monthly.

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“It is nothing. We demand attention from Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal”, he said.

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“When we went to meet Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya, he just shooed us away”, he said, adding that the Education Minister “lacks humanity”.

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The organization further implored that the Education Minister should listen to the mid-day meal workers. “We demand that the 10-month salary plan be renewed to a 12 months’ one. We further demand that employment certificates should be provided and our jobs should be secure”, Rabha added.

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“A thousand bucks is nothing and if we can’t provide our kids with the necessary things then there’s no point in continuing work”, the midday meal worker lamented.

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