PORVORIM: At the backdrop of workers laid off by IFB, the Revolutionary Goans Party (RGP) today called on Minister for Labour and Employment Atanasio Monserrate, demanding to amend the State Labour law to ensure job security for those Goans working in the private sector.
RGP St Andre MLA Viresh Borkar, along with an IFB worker’s representative, met Monserrate seeking the government’s intervention to resolve the issue and ensure that workers are taken back by the company.
Borkar said that Minister had asked workers to sign the apology letter and rejoin the company. He noted that it was up to the workers to take the call.
However, Borkar raised concern over the injustice to Goan youth working in various private firms. He said that there is no job security.
The MLA demanded that government should undertake necessary amendments to the State Labour law to ensure job security for locals in the private sector.
He said that he would raise the issue in the next Assembly session.
One hundred thirty employees of the IFB AC plant at Verna have stopped their work over job uncertainty.
The workers allege that the company is conducting interviews in Kolhapur to deprive locals of jobs and have confirmed 50 new employees.
The 130 young people have worked for the company for the past three years since its inception.
On November 15, their agreement ended, after which they stated that they would not seek an extension, as there is no guarantee over their jobs. They have requested that the company grant them job confirmation.