The Central Trade Unions have been strongly demanding for the last few years for equal wage and benefits for the contract workers just like regular workers. The NDA government had also moved in that direction. But now due to strong pressure from the employers and corporates, the government seem to be backtracking.
According to a survey about 55%in public sector and 45% in private sector jobs are got done by the contract workers. They are being exploited in wages as well as working conditions.
The Central Trade Unions have opposed the present move of the government and have warned that they will never agree to any such condition.