PHE workers protest for release of wages, implementation of SRO 520

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, July 2:  PHE workers and employees today held a strong protest demonstration for release of pending wages and implementation of SRO 520.
The protest was organized under the banner of Water Works (PHE) Employees Association, led by its senior vice president Som Nath.
The protesting workers raised slogans in support of their demands, which also included implementation of Minimum Wages Act, providing adequate staff at the PHE stations facing shortage of workers, change of designation, DPC, etc.
They also claimed that biometric attendance was hurdle in smooth functioning of the PHE workers, who were under staffed and performing duties in far flung areas.
While addressing the protest demonstration, Som Nath drew attention of the Governor’s administration towards plights of PHE workers and demanded implementation of SRO 520 besides release of wages, pending for the 46 month. “We urge to the Governor to personally intervene into the matter and get the pending wages released besides implementation of SRO 520,” he said
The Association general secretary Vijay Sharma also addressed the gathering and threatened to stop work if wages are not released. Other who addressed, included Suraj Parkash, Makhan Chand, Iagdish Magotra, Krishan Chand, Kuldeep Kumar, Balveer Singh, Santokh Chand, Rajinder Kumar, Barkat Ali, Bharat Singh, Darbara Singhy, Lakshan Singh and  Parveen Singh.
A number of workers from Chenani, Kud, Patnitop, Ramnagar, Majon, Kulwanta, Majalta, Tikri, Mand, Garhi Jib-Thathi etc took part in the protest demonstration.


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