The employees who were retrenched from various government undertakings and PSUs have given an ultimatum to the AINRC government to re-instate them within the next 10 days. The retrenched employees said they would take to streets along with their family members, if the government didn’t pay heed to their request.
Briefing newsmen at a press conference on Saturday, president of the Daily Rated Retrenched Government Servants Association, N Saravanan, said that the government should consider the re-instatement of at least 50 per cent of employees for the time being and the remaining by next month.
Citing that financial crunch is not the reason for re-instatement of the employees, he said that the Chief Minister had engaged around 1,000 workers from his constituency in quasi government organisations including Government Medical College, ignoring the retrenched employees.
The retrenched employees alleged that they were being victimised as they were recruited during the tenure of the previous government and accused the government of taking an anti-labour policy. “It is a problem of livelihood and the Chief Minister needs to re-instate the workers as per the assurance given by him in the Assembly.”
The workers also charged the AINRC government with inciting violence each time the retrenched workers resort to agitation seeking employment. They alleged that the police are acting at the behest of Rangasamy to suppress their agitation.
The workers demanded that the government re-instate at least 1,000 employee on a monthly basis and provide jobs to all the 4,000 retrenched employees.