EJAC holds protest, demands regularisation of daily wagers

EJAC activists staging protest at Srinagar on Wednesday.
EJAC activists staging protest at Srinagar on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 23: JK Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) held a sit-in protest at Press Enclave, Srinager today to press for regularisation of 61000 daily wagers working in different departments in UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
Led by president EJAC, Mohd Rafique Rather, scores of EJAC leaders today assembled in Press Enclave with pla-cards in their hands demanding regularisation of some 61000 daily wagers working in different departments of UT of Jammu and Kashmir and implementation of Minimum Wages Act till their regularisation.
Rather while speaking on the occasion said 61000 daily wagers, adhoc, consolidated, HDF, land donors, academic arrangements, contingent paid employees and others are suffering for their regularisation and government is not taking this human issue seriously. He said it is unfortunate that respective governments have conceded the demands of regularisation calling it justified but nothing concrete has come out so for .
Trade Union leader said that these helpless employees have been left to starvation and scores of their colleagues have lost their lives on duty and some of them have lost vital organs of their bodies and there is no departmental help neither for those dead nor those left handicapped for ever. EJAC leader said that these poor employees are not paid their meager wages in time which has put their families in miserable conditions.
Rather said that EJAC had pinned its hopes in LG administration to address the legitimate and justified demands of adhoc employees but lamented that inspite of several protests, representations and strikes there seems no headway with the result we are left with no option but to protest on roads.
Urging administration to Come to the rescue of these helpless poor employees, Rather expressed hope that LG Manoj Sinha and new Chief Secretary AK Mehta will take up this genuine and justified demand of faily wagers.
Senior EJAC leaders who were part of the protest demonstration included Shabir Ahmad Langoo, Khursheed Ahmad Bhat, Wajahat Durani, Farooq Ahmad Khan, Nazir Ahmad Khan, Lateef Ahmad Malik, Shabir Ahmad Bhat and others.