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EJAC extends support to SRTC Union’s protest

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 5: Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) held a meeting under the presidentship of Abdul Qayoom Wani, here today.
In the meeting, Wani condemned the order of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department which has violated the SRO-157 in which it is mandatory for the Government departments and undertakings to utilize the services of J&KSRTC vehicles but under the influence of corporate houses and influential businessmen, Government has issued the order in violation of SRO-157 which has adversely effected the interests of SRTC Corporation employees and general public which is no way acceptable to employees of SRTC and employee fraternity in J&K.
Wani warned the Government, Consumer Affairs Department and FCS to withdraw the order, which is aimed to hit the financial position of the corporation and its employees.
He said J&KSRTC has its own history by serving the common people of State in difficult times but Government seems adamant to out source the corporation to protect the interest of some business corporate.
Wani assured the employees of the J&KSRTC and its union of full support at this crucial juncture to protect the interest of corporation and its employees.
He said protest call given by the SRTC Union on January 9 and 10 is justified and EJAC will fully support the protest. Wani said that EJAC has put forth the demands of employees before the Finance Minister in pre-budget meeting particularly the regularization of all temporary employees working in different departments of State, implementation of 7th Pay Commission removal of pay anomalies in different cadres etc.
Wani said if Government fails to redress the genuine demands in the coming budget put forth by the EJAC then the employees have no option other than to go for agitation for which Government will be responsible.
He said that it is shame for the people sitting at the helm of affairs that our nation builders (teachers) working under SSA/RMSA Schemes are without salary for the last six months and their families has reached at the stage of starvation.
Wani warned that if salaries will not be released and regularized within 10 days, the teaching community will hit the streets and responsibility will lie on the shoulders of Government and education department.

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