Mangaluru, Feb 25, 2021: Beedi workers and contractors staged a protest in front of the Mini Vidhana Saudha here on February 25, Thursday to oppose the Union Government decision to amend the COTPA. Prior to the protest a rally was also taken out from Hampankatta to the protest venue. The protest was organised by various beedi workers union and contractors association.
The protestors questioned why the government was making a move towards amending the Act without creating alternate employment opportunities for beedi workers.
CITU District Secretary J Balakrishna Shetty, HMS leader Muhammad Rafi, AITUC Secretary Seetharam Berinja and others participated in the protest.