JAMMU, May 6: J&K Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) today called upon the employees to observe a complete two days strike on May 8 and 9 and participate in Secretariat Gherao programme at Srinagar on May 9.
Addressing a press conference here S Kulwant Singh state vice president, EJAC (K) and JCC member appealed the employees to make the two day strike and May 9 programme a total success. He took serious exception to the anti employees and anti workers policies of the State Government, which he alleged, has adopted the delaying tactics and side tracked the issues concerning the working class.
He also accused the Government of backtracking from the agreement made with the JCC leaders on September 15 last year and compelling them to resort to strike.
The EJAC leader castigated the Government for being oblivious towards the burning demands of the working class particularly in view of the inflation and sky rocketing prices of essential commodities. The Government has done nothing to formulate the policy for regularization of educational volunteers, casual, seasonal, contractual and daily rated workers who are working since long, he added.
He said the Government has constituted the committees for enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 years and removal of pay anomalies in different cadres but has done nothing till date.
Mr Singh said besides the public sector employees are being deprived of Sixth Pay Commission arrears. The EJAC (K) felt that Government has betrayed the employees by not implementing its agreement in letter and spirit regarding the pending demands of the employees and workers, he added.
Shahid Hussain, Viyas Sharma, Ranjit Singh, Kulesh Kumar, Rohit George, Raju Kumar, Narinder Singh, Banarsi Das and other employees leaders were present in the press conference.