Chandigarh : The AAP Chandigarh expresses solidarity and supports the ongoing agitation/protest by Health Workers, employed by the Punjab Government under JNNURM scheme of the Government of India. The workers are protesting against the arbitrary attitude of the Punjab Government who have not regularized them, inspite of their working for 5 continuous years and also ignoring the fact that vacancies were available and AAP Chandigarh wants the government to consider the demands.
The AAP condemns the fact that even the Chandigarh Administration showed utter disregard and insensitivity as young mothers and children were left at the mercy of the harsh weather and were not allowed access to any bathroom facilities and neither were they allowed the shelter of a tent. AAP volunteers visited the protesting health workers and expressed their solidarity and support for their cause.
AAP volunteers met the incharge of the local Police Station, and apprised him of the situation and requested him to allow erection of a tent to safeguard against the harsh weather and also ensure security of those protesting.
It may be reiterated that the demand for regularization of workers as demanded by the Health Workers is consistent with AAP’s stand regarding contractual workers in Delhi