08 May 2015

Ahmed Patel urges Govt. to safeguard human rights of workers at Alang shipbreaking yards

New Delhi, Apr. 30 (ANI): Congress chief Ahmed Patel on Thursday referred to as for the federal government to take measures to safeguard the human rights of the workers within the shipbreaking yards in Alang, Gujarat.

“The yards have taken the lives of 470 individuals since 1983. These figures are at greatest a tough estimate, because the influence of the lengthy-time period publicity to chemical compounds in consequence of ship-breaking was not considered. The National Institute of Occupational Health would that 15 out of ninety four examined workers confirmed indicators of illness brought on by working with asbestos. The well being amenities there are additionally understaffed and beneath-stocked. This is a serious concern, because the work that’s finished is Alang may end up in critical accidents, which require instant medical consideration,” Patel stated, whereas elevating the difficulty within the Rajya Sabha.

“The workers do not obtain any correct security coaching and will not be given correct protecting gear. Very typically these workers do not obtain their wages on time. The research has introduced to discover what we’ve all the time recognized, that the circumstances in these yards are horrible for the employee, and the regulators have all turned a blind eye. I urge the Government to take mandatory steps to guarantee the essential rights of these labourers are safeguarded, and that probably the most primary human dignities are afforded to these individuals,” he added.

Patel additionally referred to as for extra showers and bogs to be put in for the workers in Alang.

“In a research commissioned by the National Human Rights Commission, it was discovered that the prices to workers well being and the surroundings have been alarming. There are shut to 35,000 migrant workers, however the authorities have solely put in 12 showers and 6 bogs, which means most workers would have to defecate within the open. Let us hope that the Swachh Bharat [Abhiyan] reaches right here,” he stated. (ANI)

Source: bharat press. 8 MAY 2015

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