PHE workers demand release of wages, regularization

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Dec 2: Jal Shakti (PHE) Employees & Workers Association has demanded regularization of daily rated workers and implementation of Minimum Wages Act.
The employees and workers of the department today assembled in the PHE complex Udhampur and held a meeting. A large number of workers from various Sub Divisions attended the meeting. The workers strongly projected their issues during the meeting.
District president, Jal Shakti (PHE) Employees and Workers Association and vice president Panthers Trade Union, Som Nath presided over the meeting and addressed the large gathering. The major issues of the workers pertains to regularisation of daily rated/ ITI/ CP/ land case workers and release of their pending wages. They said that wages of the daily wage workers be released every month on time.
While addressing large gathering of workers, Som Nath urged the Government to enact a concrete policy for the regularisation of daily wagers, release of the pending wages of daily rated/ consolidated/ land donor workers.
The Trade Union leader further demanded implementation of Minimum Wages Act in J&K, clearance of all the pending SRO-43 cases in PHE Department, conduct of DPC of all cadre in the department and filling up of all the vacant posts, remove shortage of staff at water/ pumping stations and Division and Sub Divisional level offices and initiate repair/ maintenance of duty/ staff rooms.
Som Nath appealed to PHE authorities to sort out the issues of the employees and workers immediately otherwise, employees are ready to chalk out strong action with regard to their genuine demands.
Others who spoke on the occasion included- Vijay Kumar, Suraj, Parkash, Makhan Chand, Parth Singh, Kishore Kumar, Krishan Chand and Karan Singh.