Meghalaya ASHA Workers’ Union slam Hek’s statement on pending dues
The Meghalaya ASHA Workers’ Union (MAWU) on Tuesday slammed the statement of Health Minister Alexander Laloo Hek who claimed that the state government has been releasing the pending dues to the ASHA fraternity of the State.
The statement from the representative of MAWU came one day after the Health Minister stated that the government has released the pending dues of the ASHA workers.
Speaking to mediapersons, Mira June Myrsing, MAWU president, stated that the Union has expressed concern over the statement of the Health Minister, adding that the dues which was released was the incentive for the one year meant for the fight against COVID-19 and not the pending dues being demanded by the ASHA fraternity.
Myrsing also underlined that the fraternity has frequently asked the state government to pay heed to their rights in terms of their regular honorarium, which they deserve to get for their tireless service.
“The ASHA fraternity has asked the state government to provide the Asha Benefit Scheme (ABS), Meghalaya Maternity Benefit Scheme (MBBS), fixed honorarium to all working ASHA as provided by other state governments and to implement an Act which will safeguard the workers of the state but all these are yet to be addressed by the state government,” Mira June Myrsing added.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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