With the beginning of the winter session of the parliament, the roads the Guwahati city is heated with the massive protests led by many union bodies.
One of them was led by the All Assam Midday Meal Karmachari Union on 28th November. The workers were seen staging a sit-in protest at Dispur, Guwahati.
The workers include protests against the education minister for the midday meal cooks and helpers in primary schools.
The midday meal cooks under the All Assam Midday Meal Karmachari Union had protested in front of the office of Deputy Commissioner stating that involvement of NGOs would deprive them of the monthly remuneration that they are receiving now and also deprive the children of good quality cooked food.
Addressing the media, they said that around 1 Lakh 17 thousands mid-day meal volunteers are on the brink of losing their job. They demand to regularize and increment their salary which had been very irregular in the past years. They also demanded for their appointment letter.
Reportedly, they also said that they have no issue regarding the NGOs involvement but stood against the food quality provided by the NGOs. They want the students to be provided healthy and hygienic edible things.