On Saturday, 21st May morning, a big group of workers union gathered outside the main gate of the NEHU campus to demonstrate in front of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Education Minister Lahkmen Rynbui.
Workers Union Protested as Ministers visited NEHU for the XXVII Convocation
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Education Minister Lahkmen Rynbui visited NEHU for the XXVII Convocation.
Meanwhile, the demonstrators held signs that read, “No ILP, no rest.”
The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) and the All NEHU Workers Union (ANWU) were among the demonstrators. While KSU members chanted pro-ILP chants, the ANWU held a quiet demonstration demanding that their services be regularised.
More than 500 workers gathered outside NEHU’s gate in the hopes of meeting with the Union Education Minister and presenting their requests.
According to the ANWU’s president, Napoleon Mawphniang, the union submitted a list of demands to the NEHU’s VC on April 29 and gave the authorities a 30-day deadline to regularise the casual workers who have worked at the university for more than ten years.
In the presence of the Chief Minister, Education Minister, and Vice-Chancellor of NEHU, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan graced the XXVII Convocation of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU).