I have read with interest your October 16-31 issue which carried a box on “Extension of working hours and increase in workload.” This matches with my own experience in life. I am an IT Engineer. I sit in front of my computer in an air-conditioned room. But I do not think I am better off than some workers performing manual work.
I have to work at least 10 hours a day. Even worse, if the customer company is located abroad, then I have to wait till midnight. Saturdays are off only on paper. I am fortunate to get some Sundays off, but I work many Sundays because the foreign customers work on Saturdays.
When I hear from my father of the consistent struggles they had to wage for an 8-hour day before this became established, not only in India but all over the world, I realisethat, today, our generation has to take up this struggle yet again.
I am grateful to your newspaper, through which I have come to know that there would be thousands of others ready to wage this struggle with me