Union Labour Minister Announces Roll-Back on New PF Notifications
The Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya announced a rollback on the notification of 10 February that restricted the complete withdrawal of provident funds by the employees. The minister was forced to cancel the notification after the protests in Bengaluru started getting violent.
Garment Factory Workers’ Protest Turns Violent
Bengaluru police resorted to tear gas shells on Tuesday as garment factory workers from major factories continued their protest against Provident Fund (PF) rules by blocking roads for the second day in a row. Garment workers blocked parts of Hosur and Iblur roads on Tuesday morning.
As the garment factory workers’ protest turned violent in Bengaluru, there were reports of protesters barging into a few offices, vandalising property and forcing employees to join the protest with them.
However, after minister’s announcement of cancelling the new notification, the protests should end soon.
(With ANI inputs)