Will continue to secure interests of labour force: NC

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday asserted the party has traditionally worked in the interest of the employees engaged in public sector, saying the party will continue to strive for the protection of the interests of the organized and the unorganized labour in the state.

Interacting with a delegation of SRTC retired employees’ NC general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar said the party has traditionally worked for ensuring employment benefits to the employees working in the state’s public sector.

“The successive NC governments of the state have always made it a point to ensure all benefits to the employees working in the state and public sector.  Our party manifesto is explicitly clear on the rights and privileges of the employees. We deem a contented work force crucial to the working of state administration. The employees in the public sector are the extended arms of the government. It was Sher e Kashmir who granted the benefits of the first pay commission to the employees.”

 Party’s provincial president Nasir AslamWani while interacting with the visiting delegations underscored the importance of a flourishing work force for the effective administration of the state. “We will ensure that the genuine demands of the workers are addressed to on priority basis. We will ensure speedy redressal of the issues of the in-service and retired employees,” he said.

The delegation of SRTC retired employees union was led by Ghulam Muhammad Beigh. The visiting delegation apprised the leaders about the range of issues concerning them. Party leaders assured the visiting delegations that they will raise the issues concerning them at appropriate forums, an NC handout said.