Klkata, May 1: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday greeted to all workers around the world and their families on the occasion of International Workers Day.
Taking to her Twitter handle, Banerjee said, "On #InternationalWorkersDay, my humble greetings to all workers around the world & their families. The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have hit the working class hard." "We have to stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters," she said.
The Chief Minister said, "To stand by the working class during the lockdown, our Govt in #Bangla announced two new schemes - 'SneherPorosh' for migrant labourers, and 'Prochesta' for workers in the unorganised sector. Meanwhile, on the occasion of May Day, Leftist trade union CITU urged the state government to give financial assistance and other aid to lakhs of distressed transport sector workers in the state to enable them to tide over the crisis brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.
State CITU president Subhash Mukherjee said workers in unorganised sectors like public transport were facing hardships due to the lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak. (UNI)