33 employees unions to stay away from August 5-6 strike
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Aug 3: Fissures are again visible among the employees’ unions ahead of August 5-6 protest plan against the state government for its failure to release arrears of 6th Pay Commission.
Government Employees Joint Action Committee (GEJAC), an amalgam of 33 unions, today declared that it will not join the proposed strike as it has not been consulted by the other faction.
Addressing a press conference, the representatives of these unions alleged that most of the leaders who have given the strike call had not supported the agitation in April and now they are just befooling the people.
They said that most of the attempts to bring the unions on single platform are being derailed by few individuals who are pursuing their vested interests.
Leaders also criticized the state government for ignoring the genuine demands of the employees and warned that it is pushing the employees towards the path of agitation.
Reiterating their demands, union leaders demanded release of sixth pay commission arrears on two equal installments, regularizations of contractual, adhoc employees, daily wagers and budgetary support to the PSU workers. They also demanded implementation of 6th pay commission report in favour of PSU workers.
JCC exempts essential services
Meanwhile Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) which has given the strike call has decided to exempt essential services from the scheduled pen down strike.
In a meeting Essential Service Employees Forum (ESEF), JCC leaders Khurshid Alam, Abdul Quyoom Wani and Ram Kumar announced that keeping in view the holy month of Ramzan, essential services like health, medical education PDD, PHE and Municipal Corporation have been kept out of the preview of the strike.
Addressing a press conference, Dharminder Singh Bhargav, coordinator of ESEF said that they fully support and endorsed the JCC programme but the exemption of the essential services from strike is important in the interest of the public.
He cautioned and warned the government that if it will remain adamant in its dealing with the employees, day is not far when the workers of the state will take law into their own hands.
Dev Anand Gill president Municipal Corporation Employees Union, Balwinder Singh President PHE Employees Welfare Association, Proshotam Sharma J&K Central Non Gazatted Electric Employees Union, K D Singh of Medical Education were also present in the meeting.
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