Demanding action against the officials who employed Child Labourers in Chromepet MTC depot
Friday, September 19th, 2014 @ 6:09PM
Metro Transport Corporation has been employing Child Labourers and the same was brought to the attention of Loksatta Party on 13-Sep-2014.
Loksatta Party complained to ‘Childline India Foundation’ regarding this and the complaint was transferred to ‘Department of Labour’ in Tambaram. The same was also communicated to the media. This was telecasted in the media on the evening of the same day. Video Link – Child Labour in MTC.On seeing the media reports, MTC officials displaced the Child Labours from their workplace.
On 15-Sep-14, when members of Childline India Foundation were prevented entry in the MTC depot and only after the intervention of LabourDepartment officials, they were allowed to inspect the place. However, MTC officials have given an official statement that they have never employed Child labours. This statement is completely false and they have not taken any action against the errant officials. There is an apprehension that this practice of employing Child labours might continue in the future in MTC depot.
Loksatta Party leaders will meet the General Manager of MTC regarding this issue on 20-Sep-2014 at 10:30 AM.