Daily wage workers of GMC, SSH, SMGS hold protest; go on strike

Daily wage mechanical workers of GMC Jammu, SSH and SMGS Hospital taking out a protest rally on Thursday.
Daily wage mechanical workers of GMC Jammu, SSH and SMGS Hospital taking out a protest rally on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 15: All Medical (Mech) Workers’ Union today held a protest against the Government and then went on indefinite strike to press for their demands like regularization of their services and payment of pending wages.
A large number of daily wage workers of Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu, SMGS Hospital, CD Hospital and Super Speciality Hospital (SSH), Jammu, assembled this morning at SSH Jammu and then in the form of a rally marched towards GMC Jammu.
Holding placards in their hands, the angry workers raised slogans against the Government and Medical Education Department for not considering their demands, which include payment of pending wages of last 30 months, regularization of their services and creation of a new Head of salary for employees engaged on daily wages so that the concerned DDO can draw the salaries of each daily wager employee every month without any hurdle.
Addressing the protesting employees, Puneet Sharma, president of the union said that due to non-payment of their wages for about last 30 months, their families are facing financial crisis, as their children are facing suspension in schools for non-payment of fees and even they don’t have bus fare to come to hospital to perform their duties.
“We are all indebted to private financers cum relations, who now refuse to further finance us”, he said, adding this is high time for the Principal, GMC Jammu, Dr Zahid Gillani, to intervene into the matter, as they have already met many times to concerned Superintendents, Chief Mechanical Engineering Department, Jammu and many others and expressed their grievances but did not get any suitable response.
Later, all the daily wages mechanical workers under the umbrella of the union went on indefinite strike to press the authorities concerned to fulfill their demands.

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