On March 15, over 500 scheme workers gathered in protest in New Delhi demanding recognition of their work, minimum wages, social security, and that the Narendra Modi-led BJP government fulfil its 2018 promise of a wage hike.
The workers who are currently paid around USD 17.85 won a USD 3.5 hike two days after their withdrew their 39-day strike. The workers cool meals for nearly 10 million school children in the State of Bihar
The protest on February 8 was in solidarity with the midday meal workers in the State of Bihar, who have been on an indefinite strike since January 7. The other demands include payment of salaries throughout the year and an end to the privatization of the midday meal scheme
The protest will be held in solidarity with the near 250,000 mid-day meal scheme workers who have been protesting in the State of Bihar, demanding higher wager, government employee status and pensions