Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union, J&K welcomes the increase in honorarium


President and General Secretary Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union J&K welcomes the increase in their honorarium, but demanded minimum wages of Rs 18,000 per month, pension and social security.

Prime Minister Tuesday announced an increase of Rs 1,500 in the monthly honorarium of Anganwadi workers, mini-Anganwadi workers by Rs 1,250 per month and workers Rs 750 per month, making it Rs 4,500, Rs 3,500 and Rs 2,250 per month respectively.

“Considering the anti-labour policies of the government, this is a great achievement of the worker’s struggles but we urge the government to increase our minimum wages to Rs 18,000 per month and provide us pension and social security benefits”.

“We call upon the Anganwadi workers and helpers throughout the state to be prepared for more struggles for our basic rights in the coming days. (PTK)