Contract workers in Madurai boycott work

About 400 contract workers, engaged by the City Corporation through NGOs to carry out duties such as street light maintenance, sanitation and computer operation, began an indefinite boycott of their work in protest against non-payment of wages for the months of March and April. The workers, who star
ted their boycott on Monday, said they would continue their protest till the government took a decision on the payment of salaries.

All the contract workers were appointed during the previous AIADMK regime in the state. Their average wage ranges from Rs 3,000 to Rs 3,600 a month after deductions, they said. The workers said as they were already getting very low pay, they faced hardships due to non-payment of wages.

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