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PDD daily wagers’ protest dharna enters 46th day

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 12: The PDD Daily Wagers continued their protest dharna outside the office of  Chief Engineer (M&RE)  at Canal Road on the 46th   consecutive day today.
The workers led by Bharat Singh, chairman   and president Surjeet Khajuria,   PDD Daily Wagers Union  (Jammu province) started their ‘Kam Chhor Hartal’ on November 28 at Janipur PDD complex. Then they moved to Chief Engineer’ s office at Canal.  Today was the 46th   day of the strike and protest dharna was held in the office complex of  SE , EM&RE Circle Jammu.  Many workers from different Divisions and Sub Divisions  of PDD are on the agitational path.
The protesting workers  were shouting slogans in support of their demand of regularization and enhancement of their wages besides clearance of all the pending wages. They were also demanding the release of their wages in time and  conduct of DPC of all cadre. They further demanded that discrimination with the daily wagers from Jammu region be stopped and they should be treated at par with those from Kashmir region.
Later, a delegation of the Union members met the Divisional Commissioner Jammu  and discussed their issues with them.  The Divisional Commissioner listened to the issues and showed positive response.

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