1st May 2017 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, May 1: Along with rest of the world, the All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) today celebrated International Labour Day also called as Labour Day at Siddhartha Hall, Itanagar under the banner of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) in a befitting manner.

“Workers are my family and I always fight for their right till my last breath,” said AAPWU president Jalley Sonam while addressing the mammoth gathering of workers from various places of the state.

Highlighting about the significance of Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, Sonam said that the BMS has its reach at international level and if any worker are found to be in trouble or problem the Sangh will extend help.

Without naming any organization or union, Sonam further said unlike some organizations AAPWU doesn’t believe in conducting agitation and strike rather always is ready to resolve issues through mutual dialogue.

Sonam also stressed on establishing cooperative society for the workers. He also spoke about enhancement of workers wage every year under the category of Area-Ill and awarding of Housing Benefits to workers instead of Housing Loan.

Many office bearers also spoke on the occasion regarding upliftment and development of workers in the State.

Tadung Yangfo imparted awareness to the workers on how to avail benefits under Jan Dhan Yojana, Beti Bachao Beti Padao, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Fasal Bima Yojana etc under the banner of BMS.

Meanwhile, the members after serious deliberations resolved to submit a 20-point memorandum to the Chief Minister for the welfare of workers community of state. 

Various colourful cultural programmes besides other activities marked the day-long celebration.


The ILD was celebrated here with much gaiety today in Amik Ringiya Hall. The celebration was organised by the Lohit unit of All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union  (AAPWU) which is affiliated to the  Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh.

The occasion saw a riveting speech by AGS BJP Tezu Prabin Tayang who spoke on the rights of workers. AAPWU  Lohit President S.Khrotong also spoke on the importance of the day.

Later around two hundred registered workers of AAPWU were presented with mosquito nets, gum boots and helmets. DRO J.Rondo graced the occasion as guest of honour. 


May Day or the International Labour Day was organized here by the District Unit of All Arunachal Pradesh Worker’s Union on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest, Tore Ete, District Labour & Employment Officer, Yingkiong highlighted on the provisions of labour laws and the benefits available to the various categories of labourers as envisaged in the Act.

Good number of labourers from various government departments as well as private labourers participated in the programme. Members of all Arunachal Pradesh Anganwadi Worker & Helper Union also participate. Similar programmes were also organized at Geku and Mariyang Circles.                                              


The Joint Working Committee of Arunachal Pradesh Trade Union celebrated the International Labour Day at Gumin Kiin amid fanfare today. Gadam Ete, Ex. MLA, Gijum Tali DIPRO and Jhummi Kamum, Divisional Accountant RWD graced the occasion as Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and Special Guest respectively and dwelt at length on history of labour day and gave their goodwill messages to the labour community. They exhorted the labour force to discharge their duties efficiently as a working force to be reckoned with.

Ete hoisted the May Day flag and meeting observed one minute silence as a mark of respect to late Henjum Lollen.

Rinto Ete President, Kirmin Doji Vice President and Kirde Geyi Working Secretary JWCAPTU highlighted the objectives behind celebrating the day across the world and sought cooperation of all members to claim their rights and duties before the government. Availing the opportunity of the gathering the department of Legal Meteorology led by Jomba Kamgo Lobom, ACLM put up a workshop to throw light on consumer rights and duties through practical demonstration by the SFS College students on adulteration, dos and don’ts, packaged items etc.

At Pasighat, 

ILD was celebrated today at GTC guest house here.Altogether five hundred labourers from every department, companies and firms were present at the function.

The function started with flag hosting by president AAPLU Maksup Yomso (east siang unit).

The agenda basically emphasized on the daily hurdles and problems faced by the working class, and propagating better strategies on how to safeguard it .

Labour Day was celebrated in a befitting manner in Abotani Hall, Hapoli today. 
BJP Mandal President, Tadu Lalyang graced the occasion as chief guest. Addressing the gathering, he informed that MLA Tage Taki will immediately facilitate the construction of labour office and labour stand at Ziro and Hapoli. 
Nyilang Pugang, DLEO suggested for compulsory registration of the Labourers with the labour office to avail benefits announced by the government for registered workers. 
RO Punyo Tana, President All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union, Lower Subansiri district unit Bini Raj, Secretary Rubu Taka and around 700 workers attended the program. 

Education instrumental in development of labour community: Waii

ITANAGAR, May 1:Participating on the occasion of International Labour Day or May Day observed today at Nikum Niya Hall Nirjuli under the banner of All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union, Home Minister Kumar Waii underscored the contribution of the working community in the overall development of the state and in nation building. 

Sharing his life experiences, Waii stated ‘achieving something great in life requires dedication and sincerity.’We must learn to give respect to the labourers, who are the real grassroots level worker and should acknowledge their contribution in development and must respect their dignity, emphasized the Home Minister.

Waii said that government is always willing to give full security and support to the workers community and BJP government  under the leadership of Pema Khandu is committed to give labour community every assistance  at par with others.

Waii further laid emphasis on how to develop the working condition of workers in the state and opined that education would be instrumental in further development of labour community.

Strongly endorsing Waii’s advice to the workers, Guest of honour, EX-MLA, Kipa Babu  in his speech exhorted the labour community to continuously serve the interest of development of society. He also hailed the All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) for observing the day in a grand manner and urged them to continue the celebration next year also.

Waii who is also the chairman of labour board and holding the chair of Labour Minister, assured to fulfill few of their grievances submitted through a memorandum by organizers, like additional fund for construction of Labour Commissioner Office, Employment office and APB&OCWWB office with an estimated cost of 15 crore, establishment of separate school for labourers in every district and sought time to examine the demand to give full authority to AAPLU leaders to issue recommendation for obtaining inner line permit for the labour force. 

He also assured to place few of their demands in ensuing cabinet meeting like head counting of all casual/WC employees of various departments to identify bogus worker causing loses to state exchequer, establishment of labour court, creation of unorganized sectors welfare board etc. 

Dana Tadu president (AAPLU) along with other executive members also spoke on the occasion and highlighted various issues pertaining to the development of workers community in the state.

 Hundreds of labourers from all sections despite heavy rain voluntarily participated in the daylong celebration and pledged to work for the development of the state.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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