Employees to go on 3-day strike from May 24
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, May 16: The Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees Association today announced a three-day strike in protest against the government's failure to fulfill their demands of increase in retirement age and regularisation of daily wagers.
"We have announced a three-day strike of all government employees from May 24 to May 26 in support of our demands of increase in retirement age and regularisation of daily wagers by the J-K Government", leader of Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) of Employees Associations, Ram Kumar Sharma told reporters here today.
“It is unfortunate, that state Government has not changed its position vis-ŕ-vis state employees demands already agreed upon”, he said.
These demands includes formulation of a policy for regularization of casual, seasonal and daily rated workers who have completed seven years of service after 1994 and also issue the order of contractual, adhoc employees and daily wagers before 1994, enhancement of retirement from 58 to 60 years, removal of pay anomalies of different cadre and disparity of clerical cadre and pay scale of 6500-10500, settling the grievances of public sector employees, to grant budgetary support for release of 6th pay commission arrears and DA in favour of PSU employees undertakings besides streamlining the withdrawal conditions of GP fund of state employees.
Sharma said the state government was trying to adopt delaying tactics and paying lip service and not implementing the already written agreement held on September 15, 2011.
The employees are trying to avert direct confrontation, but the government is pushing the employees for that. If this is not enough, the government resorted to ruthless repression on the struggling employees on April 17, May 8-9, he added
Sharma said that Joint Consultative committee comprising four factions of JK Government Employees Joint Action Committee (KRGQ) is left with no option other than to intensify the struggle accordingly.
The JCC has decided to call for state wide three days employees strike (Kaam Choro Hartal) on from May 24-26, Civil Secretariat Gherao on May 25 and Raj Bhawan March on May 26.
He appealed all sections of state government and public sector employees, teachers and workers to observe the above programme and make it a grand success in order to force the government to implement the agreement.
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