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Beedi workers, contractors protest against moves to amend COTPA

Beedi workers, contractors protest against moves to amend COTPA


Mangalore Today News Network

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.

 

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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.


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