Employees continue strike on day 2

JCC Threatens Agitation

Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 7: Normal work remained paralyzed for second consecutive day Wednesday in government offices across Jammu and Kashmir as employees observed pen-down strike on the call given by Joint Consultative Committee (JCC).
Demanding the implementation of the agreement reached between the JCC and the State Government last year, the employees pledged that they would continue their agitation till their genuine demands are not conceded by the Government.
To register their protest, employees under the banner of JCC staged protest demonstrations in their respective offices demanding the implementation of the agreement.
Besides other places, the main demonstrations were held at Abhinav Theatre and Government Polytechnic College, Bikram Chowk.
At Abhinav Theatre, employees of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages staged a protest demonstration and raised slogans against the Government.
Addressing the protesters, JCC leader Ramesh said the Government is ignoring the genuine demands of the employees. “Now we will not give up our agitation till our demands are not conceded”, he said.
He also said the Government employees have been continuously staging protest demonstrations in support of their demands but the Government has so far been unmoved.
To express their resentment, the employees under the banner of All Jammu and Kashmir Technical Education Department Lecturers Forum also staged a protest demonstration at Government Polytechnic College, Bikram Chowk, and raised slogans in support of their demands including regularization and enhancement of salary.
Addressing the protesters, JCC spokesperson Abdul Gafur Dar said the Government has back-tracked from the agreement which was reached with employees.
He informed that they would intensify their agitation if the Government does not concede to the genuine demands of the employees.
Earlier, he also announced a committee of Government Polytechnic College in which Gagandeep Pratap Singh was appointed as secretary and Shakti as convener.
Similar protest demonstrations were reported from all district headquarters of the region, where normal work in Government offices was affected.
Meanwhile, employees today observed strike for second consecutive day across the Kashmir Valley.
According to reports, the work in Government offices was paralyzed for the second continuous day in the summer capital due to the strike. Similar reports were also poured in from south Kashmir districts of Islamabad (Anantnag), Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama and north Kashmir districts of Baramulla , Kupwara and Bandipora.
Pertinently, the employees of Valley yesterday staged a massive demonstration from CAPD office to Divisional Commissioner’s office.
JCC leaders will address a press conference on Thursday in Jammu to announce their new program. The leaders met this afternoon to decide the future course of action in the backdrop of non-fulfillment of demands by the Government. The meeting was attended by around 25 leaders of different employees’ unions including Abdul Qayoom Wani, Nusrat Beigh and Abdul Gafur Dar.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 7 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 7 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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