The notice is the declaration by the contractor that the employee's service would not be required by him after the expiry of the notice period for the reasons stated therein. It is necessary in the interest of both the contractor and the employees.
If his contract is expiring, he needs to terminate workers. You expect him to pay workers one month notice pay after work finishes ? Are you willing to pay him that differential ?
Aren't his intentions clear enough ?
I don't understand what your actual problem is.
This is a legal requirement, if any contractor engaged contractual menpower at any site. At the time of closure of contract, he is supposed to give one month notice to the employees. Bcoz removing the contractual employees all of a sudden (on ending of the contract) will be wrong decision from legal and ethical point of view.
You have not specified that you are from PE (Principal Employer) or a contractual menpower also specify the nature of contract.
If the contract is ending from contractor's point of view only, but the contract work will be continue with some other contractor.
In that case the contractual menpower can be enrolled by the new contractor (depend upon the nature of work, nature of the contract etc).
But keeping himself safe the contractor has taken right decision on his part.
And if he does not give their termination notice with a months notice pay, people like you will come hounding him for unfair termination.
Visit the areas where they work,join some NGO working for welfare.
I off course appreciate your willingness to work for welfare of workers,but pcik up lot of knowledge about laws,social conditions etc to be of real use to those you want to help.
Query was not well formulated and resulted in getting the answers as posted above.
The action of contractor in forewarning his contract employees is correct to that extent.
One month hence the contract concludes-idea being look around for alternate employment.