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Coronavirus: Sonia urges PM to take measures for wage support to construction workers

IndiaTimes 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.
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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.

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