“All workers’ benefits are linked to their registration cards. However, of late, workers are having trouble getting themselves registered or renewing their registrations as the process is online,” said Rajinder Singh, district secretary, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Gurgaon.
The workers also demanded for an enrolment system for availing medical treatment and admission to hospitals through their passbooks. “Workers live in poor conditions and have no access to clean drinking water. So very often, they fall ill. It is important that they have access to healthcare, when required,” said Vinod Paswan, president, CITU. He added that the money with state construction workers’ welfare board should be used for the treatment of workers.
Over the past two months, workers and labourers in the city have led a number of protests, which stand in complete contrast to the state government’s pro-worker claims.