‘Protect rights of migrants workers’

A consultation meeting for protection of inter-state migrant workers’ family and children held here on Wednesday has called for ensuring their basic rights while in the State.

Organised by the Rights Education and Development Centre (READ), District Revenue Officer S. Kavitha inaugurated the meeting.

READ director R. Karuppasamy said that due to availability of jobs and good salary with accommodation facilities, workers from Bihar, Odissia, Gujarat, Rajasthan and from other North Indian States are employed in the district. However, the Inter-state Migrant Workmen Act, 1979 and Right to Education Act 2009, ensures rights and education for their children and it should be implemented, he added.

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