JAMMU, Nov 29: The casual and daily rated workers of PDD/ JPDCL, PDC and TDL today held strong protest demonstration in front of the office of Managing Director, Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Ltd here today.
Led by Akhil Sharma, president All Jammu Province Casual Labour/ Workers Union, the workers in large number from various offices, including Divisions, Sub Divisions, Power Stations assembled in the office premises of MD, JPDCL /PDD and launched day long protest demonstration followed by dharna.
They were raising slogans in support of their demands. They were raising demands of their regularization, release of pending 30 months’ wages of 841 workers, who are working without salary. The Union has also raised the issue of seniority list of Casual Labourers which is not being prepared in combine with other daily wagers, as the salary /wages of the both is drawn from the same wage head 364 whereas There are 3862 Casual Labourers while 1320 daily wagers. In Kashmir province their combined list has been prepared, they added.
Union president declared that they have launched 72-hours strike and if needed they will intensify the same. He asked the workers to remained united for their common cause.
Prominent among those who addressed the gathering included- Bilal Ahmed, Swami Raj, Mukesh Kumar, Shamsher Singh, Sham Sharma, Gurmail, Abdul Gani and Shabir Ahmed.