All Assam Chakka Bandh on January 27 Called Off
GUWAHATI: The 24-hour Chakka Bandh called by the private transport workers in Assam on 27th January has been called off.
Speaking to G Plus, Dijen Sharma, state secretary of All India Road Transport Workers’ Association said, “We are calling off tomorrow’s bandh only. We have spoken with the labour and transport commissioners and other officials yesterday and they have assured us that the proposed welfare scheme for transportation workers is being worked up
“The leaders of all the associations will meet with the authorities again tomorrow at 1 pm to check the development of the scheme. If we are satisfied than the following bandhs will also be called off, otherwise we continue to stage our protest,” he added.
A total of 11 private transport workers’ associations had called for a series of chakka bandhs in the upcoming weeks beginning with a 24-hour long bandh across the state on 27th January.
In a statement issued earlier, the associations had said that the government had failed to consider the needs of the workers despite their relentless work for the smooth running of the state. Also, no permanent scheme has been provided to them nor had the authorities provided any respite from the losses incurred during the 7 months of lockdown. They have also been protesting against the new rules that are continued to be implemented by the authorities regularly.
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