Anna Canteen workers protests being unpaid!
As soon as the YSRCP came to power, the YSRCP government had ordered the change of labels at Anna canteen. It was later terraformed to 'Rajanna Canteen' at a much cheaper price than Anna Canteen.
Recently it is being known that even the salaries to the Anna Canteen workers had also been stopped. By this, in Guntur, the workers of Anna Canteen have staged a protest demanding the government to pay their salaries which have been unpaid for four months.
According to sources, nearly 20000 workers are working in Anna Canteens in Guntur district and all of them are now worried regarding their future. Also, rumors are out that, the government is going to shut down these Anna Canteens in the district. During the protest, one of the workers appealed the government asking them to clarify their stand on running Anna Canteens.
A worker said, "Even when we are sick, we worked very hard day and night for the canteen. For the four months, we did not get salaries and we have no other option rather than to protest. Hope the government promptly reacts and addresses our issue at the earliest.”
"We are hearing from government sources that canteen may stop functioning from August 1st but an official announcement is awaited. This canteen feeds the poor and needy but they will have to struggle now,” said another individual who runs an Anna Canteen.