Community Health Workers in Delhi Go on Strike in Delhi

Delhi Anganwadi workers and helpers went on an indefinite strike in Delhi, India on Monday to ask for a raise in honorarium.

 “Anganwadi workers and helpers work hard but they do not receive their honorarium on time,” Delhi State Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union president Shivani Kaul said.

The union has demanded an honorarium increase of $331.86 for workers and $265.49 for helpers per month. 

Delhi has registered nearly 11,000 Anganwadi workers and helpers that provide door-to-door nutritional supplements to children and mothers, counseling on pregnancy and infant care.

The workers and helpers also facilitate health check-ups, conduct online classes for pre-school children, and assist the Delhi health department in COVID-related surveys. 

According to the union, helpers who assist workers only earn $58.25 per month.

With the indefinite strike underway, most Anganwadi centers remained closed on Monday.

According to reports, the protesters said the strike would resume work only when their demands were met.

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