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Contract employees take to the streets

The employees working on contract basis with the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) launched their agitation against the management here on Tuesday by staging a demonstration at their compound.

CPI(M) State secretariat member and chief spokesperson V. Srinivasa Rao, who addressed the striking employees, flayed the TTD for not implementing the ‘equal wage for equal work’ policy and called it a gross injustice meted out to its workers.

“When contractors, engaging the workers, discriminate against them by taking advantage of the loopholes in the system, the TTD becomes a party to the injustice if it turns a blind eye,” he cautioned. CITU district secretary K. Murali issued a deadline of August 15 for the management to resolve the issue amicably, after which date the workers in all departments would strike work.

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