Bhubaneswar, Sept 16 (LocalWire): ActionAid and CCWD celebrated Worker’s Education Day along with National board for worker’s education and development today at Rotary Bhawan, here.
As many as 90 participants from organised and unorganised sectors participated in this one-day deliberation.
Sasmita Bhatta, regional director of NBWED welcomed the participants and explained how they raised awareness of workers and trained them in the best practices in these sectors.
Some of the industrial houses were felicitated that did good work in labour awareness and training.
Also, few of the community members from slums in Bhubaneswar gave testimonies of the working conditions and brought forth their demands in front of government functionaries.
Debabrata Patra, regional manager, ActionAid, reiterated that although much has been achieved by the Anasangathita Sramika Manch with over 11,000 members in Bhubaneswar and elsewhere, they need to focus on homeless, women and people in informal economy by giving them dignified wage, equal wage secure work conditions including toilets and support for health and education.
Chief Guest, Subash Singh, chairperson of Odisha building and other construction workers’ welfare board addressed the workers and told them to access the state government programmes and entitlements and report to him if there is any discrepancy or harassment by the middlemen.
Lenin Mohanty, Editor, Utkal Prasanga and Odisha Review who was the chief speaker told the audience that he appreciates the concerns raised by the domestic workers and acknowledged that they should be given better access to the government programmes.
Sadashiv Swain secretary of CCWD gave the vote of thanks and appreciated the help rendered by the state government for the cause of workers and hoped that women workers will be able to get their rights of dignified wage and good working conditions.
Colleagues from CCWD and NBWED participated in this meeting and Ipsita Agwarala, CCWD facilitated the proceedings.