Migrant workers in, around Ahmedabad do not get any welfare facility: Ajivika Bureau

Ajivika Bureau, a Gujarat-based charitable organization which works on the problems and needs of unorganized workers, even as strongly condemning attacks on migrant workers from UP and Bihar, forcing them to flee the state, has said in a statement that most of them work in unsafe working conditions, without any social security.
Characterizing their condition as an example of Gujarat model, the statement said, labour laws at the spots where they work are openly being violated and the labour department is working to save only entrepreneurs and industrialists.
In and around Ahmedabad alone, it said, there are about 14 to 15 lakh migrant workers, most of them working in factories in industrial estates or in hotels, restaurants, and construction sites. "These labourers are paid Rs 180 to 320 per day, and they do not get any welfare facility. The government does not support them either. Nor is there is any helpline for workers", it added.

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