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Contrasting scenes: Workers protest for advances, while BMS thank government

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, October 15: In a striking paradox, the state of Tripura is witnessing dual narratives as worker protests demanding advances and bonuses culminate in the locking of government office gates, while labour organizations concurrently conduct thanksgiving programs to acknowledge the government’s efforts.

The contrast underscores the pivotal role of the government in safeguarding the interests of the labour force. Failure to do so has prompted workers to take to the streets, a phenomenon evident across Tripura in recent days.

Workers, disheartened and compelled to seek advancements ahead of Durga Puja, have been visibly emotional as they stage protests in the RK Nagar area of Agartala’s suburbs. However, within a mere 48 hours, a procession featuring members of the Bharatiya Majdoor Sangha (BMS), with the backing of the ruling party, traversed the city streets.

Units of the BMS extended their congratulations to the state government for its initiatives, which include raising wages, disbursing advance bonuses, and providing rationing canvas bags to both reserved and unreserved workers. The procession commenced from the front of the Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan here.

Leaders of labour organizations participating in the procession emphasized their belief in the present government’s commitment to the well-being of the workers. Speakers reiterated the government’s dedication to enhancing the working conditions and prospects of labourers in the days ahead. These events reflect the intricate interplay between the government and the labour force, where both parties strive to address the demands and aspirations of Tripura’s working population.

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