10,000 employees to march to Jammu on Feb 22
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Srinagar, Feb 18: Nearly 10 thousand employees from Kashmir are all set to march en-mass under the banner of Employees Joint Consultative Committee to the winter capital Jammu to gherao the legislative assembly on February 25.
JCC has so far registered around 10 thousand employees from its affiliated units and associations who will be marching to Jammu where they are expected to be joined by another 30 thousand employees.
The employees have been demanding implementation of sixth pay commission recommendations in full, enhancement in retirement age from 58 to 60, release of arrears, increase in housing rent allowance and others. JCC began its agitation early last year which continues till date.
Senior JCC member and president Employees Joint Action Committee (Q), Abdul Qayoom Wani, told Greater Kashmir that the employees registered are from Teachers Forum, local bodies, public sector and electrical department, besides others.
Qayoom said two thousand employees would be marching to the winter capital from Ladakh. “Besides, some 30 thousand employees will be joining us from Jammu. In all around 50 thousand employees from across the state will participate in the Assembly gherao.”
The employees would be staying in lodges in Jammu Eidgah for three days till February 25. The days, Qayoom said, would be spent in office-to-office campaigning and meetings about the next phase of the agitation.
The government had agreed to the demands of the employees in August last year but it failed to implement it resulting in fresh scuffle between employees and the government.
Meanwhile, scores of JK Urban Local Bodies Employees United Forum Thursday protested in the press enclave here to demand implementation of sixth pay commission. A statement issued here said the Forum has been on strike for past 10 days and it extends complete support to JCC’s programme.
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