ASHA workers stage agitation in Jammu

Aman Zutshi

ASHA workers on Saturday staged agitation in Kathua district of Jammu demanding hike in their wages as per Minimum Wage Act. The agitators were heard raising slogans “ASHA Workers Unity Zindabad”, “We Will Snatch Our Rights” in their protest.

Speaking to the media, one of the protesting ASHA workers, said, ” Our monthly remuneration of Rs 2000 must be increased to Rs 25000, 26000/month as they don’t want Rs 2000 which is not sufficient to fulfill their basic requirements.

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“We have been protesting since a month but nobody pays heed to our issue. We want our voice to reach to PM Modi so he can address our matter”.

“As we have been saying repeatedly to fulfill our demands”.

“We have been agitating because Rs 2000 incentive is not enough for us to run our households and to pay school fees of our children.

“Our incentive should atleast be Rs 10000 because we make few rupees making Ayushman cards.

“The govt also gives us only Rs 100 for mobile recharge but in reality our monthly expenditure of phone recharge is Rs 250 and they didn’t even provided us smart phones for work”, another protesting ASHA worker said.