Asha workers to take out rallies in city today
Thousands of Asha workers will take out rallies in the city demanding salary hike and benefits of health insurance.
There are around 50,000 Asha workers in the state who are instrumental in implementing various health schemes in the state for women and children.
West Bengal Asha workers union said they will organise two rallies from Subodh Mullick Square on Monday. One will end at Nabanna, the state secretariat, while the other rally will reach Raj Bhavan and stage demonstration.
A member of the union said they demand a salary hike for each Asha worker up to Rs 15,000 and also to bring these workers under health insurance schemes.
These workers render health services to expectant mothers in the rural areas. The members said they will stage demonstration in front of Nabanna to attract the attention of the state government. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in 2013 announced that Asha workers will get a salary of RS 2,500.