Some students in Jamia Millia Islamia are fighting workers’ battle.
In a release issued by students’ group at the fore front of the fight to get justice for the workers wrote: “Twenty-eight workers of the central canteen in Jamia joined by concerned students have been on strike for four days now, demanding full payment of their pending wages.
“An NGO, who had the contract for running the central canteen has defaulted on the payment of wages of the workers. Workers were not paid the minimum wages and were not provided with any identification as workers.
“The agitating workers and students are demanding:
1. Immediately clear all the pending payment of the workers. Jamia is bound to intervene and pay the workers according to sec 21 (4) contract labour (regulation and abolition) act, 1970.
2. Regularisation of the workers and provision of proper documentation and identity cards for all the workers
3. Establishment of a workers’ grievance cell in the university.
Till the filing of the report a senior university official said talks are going on with the protesting students.