Hundreds of women from all over Punjab under the leadership of the state president Harjinder Kaur gathered near Gurdwara Sri Amb Sahib, Phase VIII.While addressing Harjinder Kaur said that there are more than 40 thousand mid day meal cooks are in Punjab. Government is paying them only Rs 1200 for 10 months. No allowance for inflation Cook, no insurance and no minimum wage laws.
As compare to Punjab, Haryana is paying Rs 4500 per month for 12 months. She demanded for the mid-day meal cook services should bring an increase in wages under the minimum wage law. Mid-day meal system should be taken back from contractors. She further demanded that mid-day meal cooks must be covered under insurance as their work is risky because of fire.
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