JAMMU, June 23: PHE workers, under the banner of PHE Employees United Front (Jammu province), who are on 48-hour strike , today held strong protest demonstration at Narwal Pumping Station here today.
A large number of PHE/Jal Shakti department daily wage workers assembled outside Pumping Station Narwal under the leadership of Ravi Hans and other senior members and staged protest demonstration. They were shouting slogans in support of their long pending demands and also against the UT administration.
A large number of senior leaders of the United Front addressed the gathering and criticized the Government for not addressing the pending issues of the employees including daily rated/CP workers. They demanded the regularisation of the daily rated workers, enhancement of Minimum Wages as per Central law in J&K UT, enhancement of Medical Allowance of the employees and workers, release of pending wages of 70 months of PHE workers.
They condemned the rigid and anti-employee attitude of some senior Government officers and even the BJP leaders who only befooled them and done nothing for getting their long pending issues resolved. They said their 48- hour strike will continue up to 8 pm on Friday. And if there will be no response from the UT Administration, strike can be further extended.