Valley observes Int’l Labour Day
Srinagar, May 1: On the International Labour Day, workers' bodies and trade unions Tuesday staged rallies across the Valley, demanding rights and honorable living conditions.
The State Secretary of CPI (M) M Y Tarigami led a rally here .The activists took out a rally from S K Park here but were stopped by a large contingent of police at Regal Chowk. Carrying banners, placards and shouting slogans, the activists were demanding creation of employment, enforcement of all labour laws, end to contractual work, amendment of Minimum Wages Act and fixation of statutory minimum wage of not less than Rs 10,000 per month.
Meanwhile, demonstrations were held in Ganderbal and Kangan markets on Tuesday in remembrance of the May Day martyrs.
The employees took a procession from Public Park Beehama up to the Main Chowk Ganderbal. They sought fulfillment of their longstanding demands without further delay. The demonstrations were held under the banner of All J&K Low Paid Employees’ Federation. The ruling National Conference also organized functions on the eve of International Labour Day, here. The party’s provincial president Ali Muhammad Dar said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was committed to fulfill promises made to the labour class.
“NC is committed to safeguard the rights of the labor class and party will back all such moves which will give more protection to labour class,” he said.
International Labour Day was also observed in Kargil today. During a function, the Assistant Labour Commissioner Kargil, Akhone Ghulam Mehdi said that the department has made a payment of Rs, 1, 80,000 to different clients under Payments of Wages Act 1936.
“Under Compensation Act 1923, a total compensation of Rs 1 crore 32 lakhs has been made to legal nominees of the deceased labours from different agencies,” he said.
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