Telangana is all set to start off the new chapter of the Working People's Charter, a nationwide network of workers and other groups in the current unstable economy. The meeting was presided over at the Montfort Social Institute, Uppal, which included 20 diverse organizations from across the state.
The WPC network gathered for a specific purpose focusing on minimum wage, worker housing, right to work, bonded labor, and social security for unorganized workers, and the enforcement of labor standards. However, the first and foremost aim of yesterday's gathering among the distinct groups in the state is to create a special calling helpline for the laborers known as the 'India Labour Line.'
This helpline is to ensure mediation and legal assurance, especially to those unorganized-sector workers, supporting them in disputes related to wage theft, worksite accidents, harassment, and slavery.
A 24-hour helpline will address the people from the labor class and their grievances and discuss the further course of action and procedures for them along with solving minor disputes over the phone. The call center experts will reach out to Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Malayali, and Hindi-speaking laborers and will be also be equipped in the dialects of the South Indian states. The helpline number that the informal laborers can reach out to is 1800 833 9020