PHE daily wagers to launch ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’ from Sept 15

PHE workers staging protest at Lakhanpur in Kathua on Wednesday.
PHE workers staging protest at Lakhanpur in Kathua on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 12: All J&K PHE ITI Trained, CP Workers and Land Donors Association has decided to launch Jail Bharo Andolan from Sept 15.
The PHE daily wagers who are on strike for the last more than five days today held massive protest rally for pending wages at Lakhanpur in Kathua. The protest was led by Tanveer Hussain, president of the Association. It was attended by hundreds of workers besides divisional/district presidents and general secretaries and Central Committee members.
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Addressing the workers rally Tanveer Hussain said they have given so many ultimatums to the Government but nothing has been done for them regarding their pending wages for last 42 months. He said that everyone needs wages against work. The workers’ families are starving but department is not serious towards their issues. He said that now when we are left with no option other than “Kaam Chod Hartal” our department and Government will be completely responsible for any inconvenience to the public.
He alleged that Government failed to keep its promise of releasing salary on Eid or Raksha Bandan. He said that Government should immediately release all the pending wages of the daily wagers without any delay. He said during announcement of SRO it was assured that proper wages head will be formed and daily wagers will get regular salaries without any delay but it was just an eye wash. He demanded that Government should keep its promise and should release all salaries.
He further announced that 6 days are over but no one from Administration seems to be serious regarding workers’ issues. He further extended the call “Kaam Chod Hartaal” for next 72 hours. He said daily wagers will launch Jail Bharo Andolan September 15 from Press Club, Jammu.
Prominent among others who spoke included Deepak Gupta, Subhash Rakwal, Bhanu Partap, Sanjeev Thakur, Jeevan Singh, Balbir Jasmeria, Govind Kumar, Parveen Ahmed, Pawan Kumar, Dhani Ram, Sohan Choudhary and Manjeet Singh.