Employees’ body resolves to revive agitation

Excelsior Correspondent

Senior Trade Union leader Kulwant Singh addressing press conference in Jammu on Sunday.  -Excelsior/ Rakesh
Senior Trade Union leader Kulwant Singh addressing press conference in Jammu on Sunday. -Excelsior/ Rakesh

JAMMU, June 1:  J&K Govt Employees  and Workers Federation, an amalgam of various unions and associations of the employees has resolved to revive agitation as their demands have remained unattended  by the State Government.
Addressing press conference here president of the Federation, Kulwant Singh expressed anguish over the anti-employees  and anti-workers’ attitude of the Government.  He alleged that the Government has back-tracked from the written agreement made with the employees leadership. This amounts to breach of trust. The employees who were on struggle for their genuine and justified demands, were being forced to shut their mouth as the police force is being used on them.
Mr Singh projected the pending demands of the employees which included removal of pay anomalies of different cadre, framing of definite policy for the regularization of daily rated workers who have completed 7 years of service after 1994,  enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 years, enhancement medical allowance from Rs 300 to Rs 1000, release of DA and settlement of  grievances of ReT teachers, Anganwari workers/ Care Takers in SWD, PSU workers besides regulation and promotion of different cadre.
He also declared that Federation members would visit all districts and involve all the employees to revive fresh agitation as the Government has maintained criminal silence over the pending issues of the employees.
L R Khajuria, Shaid Hussain, Suresh Kumar, Subash Chander, Rohit George and Ravinder Singh also  accompanied the president.

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