A section of contract workers of North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS) staged a protest on Friday seeking festival bonus of Rs 4,000 and job regularisation.
The union allege that Tangedco issued the order stating that there were only 14 contract workers in the State who would get the bonus of Rs 4,000. K Venkataiah, president, COTEE, NCTPS -II wing, asked the utility to consider the demand of the contract workers. “If their demand is not considered, the permanent workers in the plant would be forced to resort to protest in support,” he said.
COTEE had held a State-wide protest on Thursday demanding fixation of minimum wages for contract workers, appointing them in about 43,000 vacancies, disbursal of bonus on a par with regular employees and a rollback of the steep hike in charges for new electricity connections.