Chandigarh 2nd November ; The PGI management has directed all the Contractors to pay Bonus to the workers engaged under Contract Labour (R&A) act, 1970 for the yea 2011-12. Finally, one of the longstanding demand of contract workers has been conceded though the implementation of award dated 11.1.2010 for same and similar wage as paid to directly recruited employees is under challenge by Director, PGI before the Hon’ble High Court in CWP No. 4024 of 2010.
The PGI Contract workers took a candlelight march for various demands including payment of bonus. I hope that the Contractors will implement the orders and directions issued by the PGI management to pay Bonus for the year 2011-12 and may claim it from PGI as part of wages.
The Group B (non-gazetted), C and D workers directly employed by PGI will get the Bonus of Rs. 3454 on or before 9th November. It is hoped that the workers employed through contractors will also be paid bonus on or before 9th November so that they may also celebrate Diwali.
The PGI Contract Workers Union convey its sincere thanks to PGI management for accepting the longstanding demand of paying Bonus to workers.