STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Hundreds of PHE daily rated, ITI and CP workers on Friday held a protest against the government for its failure to release their salaries and frame policy for their regularisation.
A large number of PHE daily wagers, ITI trained and CP workers under the banner of All J and K PHE, ITI Trained and CP Workers Association assembled in the Office of Chief Engineer PHE near BC Road and took out rally toward Divisional Commissioner office amidst anti government slogans.
The workers, holding black flags, raised slogans against the concerned Chief Engineer.
Provincial President of the Association, Tanveer Hussain said the workers will intensify their agitation if the issue was not resolved at the earliest.
They said that they are working in the department in casual and daily wager’s capacity for the last 10 to 20 years but have not been regularised.
The protesters said that they have not been paid their meager salary for more than a year which has reduced their families to the level of starvation.
They further said that if their salary is not released immediately they will go on Kaam Chhoro Hartal.
After minor scuffle with police personnel at Tawi Bridge, protesters reached the Office of Division Commissioner and handed over a memorandum of demands.
Others present in the protest included Deepak Gupta (Vice President), Subhash Rakwal (General Secretray), Bhanu Partap, Sanjeev Thakur Vijay Kumar, Hoshiar Singh, Surinder, Rajesh Sharma, Pardeep Sharma, Zulfikar Ahmed, Sohan Choudhary, Kuldeep Choudhary, Darshan Kumar, Maqbool Hussain, Ishaq Hussain, Jeevan Singh, Pawan Kumar, Altaf Hussain, Neeraj Salathia, Deepak Sharma and Asrar Ahmed.
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