BMS demands 10 pc of GDP for social security of workers

Source: BMS      Date: 03 Mar 2014 09:11:57

The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh(BMS) has demanded allocation of fund equal to 10 per cent of the GDP for a special social security fund under the Unorganised Workers Social Security (UWSS) Act 2008, to ensure benefit to pension and other benefits to to 93 per cent of the work force in the country.

The resolution to this effect was adopted at the 17th national conference of the premier trade union here today.

The resolution also demanded minimum wage of Rs 10,000 per month and a minimum pension of Rs 3000 to beneficiaries of the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995 with linking of the benefit with the consumer price index(CPI).

The minimum ceiling of five years service be make transferable in case of change of the service/job, it said.

Demand of enhancing benefits of maternity leave, housing facility to all under the EPS 1995, constitution of the Social Security Board with due representation to employees/workers' representatives are also demanded in the resolution.

The resolution also stressed on the need of setting up of an Independent machinery on the lines of the ESI and Provident Fund organisation for ensuring efficient implementation of the above provisions.

The three-day conference opened here yesterday, being attended by around 2000 delegates from 28 states of the country. UNI SS RJ RAI1954 NNNN

 
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