Coronavirus: Sonia urges PM to take measures for wage support to construction workers
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 () Expressing concern over the plight of construction workers after the country-wide lockdown over coronavirus, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce emergency measures, including wage support to those in distress. In a letter to the prime minister, Gandhi said over 44 million construction workers are now faced with a "precarious" future as many of them are stranded in cities and are deprived of livelihood due to the lockdown.
Many construction workers fear they might lose their jobs as they continue to work on building sites across the UK. The majority are self-employed and must work to be paid. They are among millions of self-employed workers calling for Government support.