RECAP: WHAT NCP HAD SAID THEN
Ganesh Naik had then said, “The contract workers in the city are provided facilities on par with permanent staff like provident fund, bonus, gratuity. There is however a constant fear amongst them that they could be sacked by a new contractor.”
He added, “In order to allay their fears and give justice to them as they have worked for years, I have the civic body to make them permanent. They will also get a pay hike in basic salary and allowance.”
He assured, “Once the civic body sends the approved proposal to the government for sanction, I will take it up at the ministry level and ensure that it is passed.”
Former Thane MP Sanjeev Naik had warned that if the state government fails to approve the proposal to this effect, he will file a petition against the government in the court.
Appreciating the decision, he had said, ‘Thousands of workers will benefit from the decision. Thane guardian minister has taken a historical step to ensure social justice for workers.”
Introducing the resolution, the then house leader Anant Sutar had said, “This is a historic moment that will give justice to the workers who have helped our city grow. Guardian minister’s decision has taken into account the plight of the workers and assured them their future security.”