JAMMU, July 29: Employees Joint Action Committee in a meeting held at Srinagar under the chairmanship of senior JCC leader and president EJAC Abdul Qayoom Wani discussed various issues of the teaching fraternity.
During the meeting, the pending and legitimate demands of teachers/ headmasters and staff working under SSA and RMSA were discussed threadbare. All the members showed strong resentment and serious concern on the plight of SSA teachers, head teachers and RMSA Masters who have been deprived from their legitimate right of 7th Pay Commission and timely salaries.
In a unanimous voice, the leaders termed the attitude of the Government towards the teachers as unjustified, illogical and unacceptable to Employees Joint Action committee. On one side the Government gives repeated assurances to solve these grave issues but on the other hand nothing concrete has come out till date which has not only disturbed to 40,000 teachers but has also put their families in a mental trauma.
EJAC president while addressing the meeting said that teachers organizations under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Joint Action Committee are in continuous struggle to resolve the issues for which teachers organised historical peaceful demonstrations but Govt failed to redress their justified demands till date which compelled the leadership of EJAC to show their solidarity and sympathy with the teaching fraternity and the leadership decided to go for a symbolic peaceful demonstration under the banner of EJAC on August 9. It will hold protest march from Sher-i- Kashmir Park to Civil Secretariat o present a memorandum to the Governor.
Wani urged upon all the affiliated organisations of EJAC and their leadership to gear up their units for the peaceful protest to be held on August 9 in favour of SSA teachers , Head teachers and RMSA Masters. The EJAC urged upon the Govt to resolve these issues at an earliest otherwise EJAC leadership along with over five lakh employees of the state would come on roads or the resolution of justified and legitimate rights of the teachers.