JAMMU, Mar 2: The indefinite strike and protest dharna of the daily rated workers of Power Development Department (PDD) entered the 95th consecutive day here today.
The daily rated, casual and consolidated workers of the PDD who are on the strike and sitting on dharna at Panama Chowk office of the PDD ( M&RE) Circle -I Jammu, are demanding their regularization, framing of new policy and release of their wages.
Under the leadership of Surjeet Khajuria, these workers earlier started protest dharna at the office of Chief Engineer PDD, Canal Road and then shifted their venue to the office of SE, on Railway Road near Panama Chowk. They also held series of meetings with the Chief Engineer and SE PDD EM&RE Circle.
Besides president, Khajuria, chairman of the All J&K PDD Daily Wagers Union Bharat Bhushan, vice chairman Gurnam Slathia and Ashwani Mehra, general secretary also addressed the gathering. They warned the higher authorities to intensify their agitation if the Government failed to address their pending issues. They also demanded to release seniority wise-list of the PDD workers of various cadre.