October 12, 2015
In order to put an end to sand mining, the Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI), Centre of Indian Trade Union’s (CITU) 17th District Conference urged the Government to take over and manage the sand quarries.
The event was presided over by District head K. Manoharan. Various resolutions including issuing a pension of Rs. 4,000 for construction workers above the age of 60 and women above the age of 50; controlling the rising prices of construction materials; asking the Government to take over sand quarries to keep the activities of sand mafia under check; condemning the ignorant attitude of welfare association towards labourers; requesting for residential lands for construction workers, were passed.
In the conference the following office bearers were elected: K. Manoharan as President, R. Palanisamy as secretary, N. Selvaraj as treasurer and sixteen other officials were elected. The 42-member district group was also elected at the conference.