Sanitary workers staged a demonstration in front of the Prakasam Bhavan in Ongole on January 30 (Monday) demanding withdrawal of the facial recognition-based attendance system.
Leading the protest, Andhra Pradesh Municipal Workers Union(APMWU) State General Secretary P. Subbarayudu said a majority of the workers are illiterate and do not have a smart phone.
Instead of conceding the demands of workers, including a pay hike, the State government has caused them trouble by introducing unnecessary mobile apps, contended the leader of the All India Trade Union Congress-led APMWU.
They raised slogans for a monthly pay of ₹18,500 for drivers of the garbage collection vehicles introduced under the Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP).
They also demanded jobs for the next of kin of deceased sanitary workers and a fully-equipped hospital under the Employees State Insurance scheme.