Employers have always been taking advantage and mistreating the people who serve them with their hard work and loyalty. But the exploitation of workers has been an epidemic during the Covid-19 pandemic. We may be forced into lockdown, as the latest COVID strain, Omnicoron, is at our doorstep. This has raised concerns that workers may be further exploited as businesses are likely to take undue advantage of the situation. The Founder & General Secretary of Dhadak Kamgar Union, Prominent Labour Leader Abhijeet Rane, has hence taken the initiative to protect the rights of workers and issue a warning cum appeal to industrialists, businessmen, entrepreneurs, and business owners to be compassionate towards their employees and refrain from exploiting them.
Abhijeet Rane has issued the warning cum appeal in a letter to the above mentioned business people in an effort to safeguard, protect, and maintain the rights, duties and justice of workers, laborers and employees.
The letter reads, “In accordance with Central and State Governments Directives for fair and just treatment of permanent and contract laborers and employees, I Abhijeet Rane General Secretary, Dhadak Kamgar Union, hereby issue a warning cum appeal to all industrialists, businessmen, entrepreneurs and business owners not to indulge in unjustified, illegal, immoral, and inhuman malpractices of dismissing, suspending, terminating services of permanent, contract and casual laborers and staffers, as well as taking undue advantage of situation created by Corona crisis and lockdown.
I as Union Leader and myself a Businessman is fully aware of difficulties and problems you are also facing. But please have sympathy, gratitude and compassion for the people who served you through your ups and downs and are in dire need of your help, support, and humanitarian approach to survive and revive their lives. We on their behalf soon would be approaching you with a practical and viable solution formula which would be a win-win situation for both you and your workers.
Thousand of workers from hundreds of establishments are approaching our union. We are determined to get them their jobs, dues and justified financial packages through negotiations. If not then by agitation.
We hope, wish, and pray that wisdom and compassion would prevail upon you and you would cooperate with your own people.”
Dhadak Dhadak Kamgar Union has always worked for the welfare and betterment of all laborers, workers and employees under the leadership of, Abhijeet Rane, who is not only a prominent labour leader but also a senior journalist. The major goal of the union is to improve the lives of all laborers, workers and employees by giving a place for them to voice their problems and resolve them.
It is noteworthy that the union has always aimed to peacefully resolve problems faced by laborers, workers and employees through negotiations rather than agitations and intends to do the same in the current Covid-19 pandemic and anticipated lockdown situation. www.dhadakkamgarunion.com