EJAC protests, demands regularization of daily wagers, temporary workers

Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) on Tuesday held a protest to demand regularization of daily wagers and all types of temporary workers employed in various departments of Jammu & Kashmir, here in front of Civil Secretariat.

A statement issued said that a peaceful protest was held under the leadership of its President Fayaz Ahmad Shabnam.

During the protest, the protestors were holding placards and banners in support of daily wagers and were demanding for their regularization.

The protestors had limited their number to five only, due to the present situation of Covid 19 and also adhered to the precautions of the health department by maintaining social distance and wearing masks.

The statement said that during the protest, “the plight of the daily wagers and all type of temporary workers who have been working tirelessly in various departments of J&K for more than 25 years on a meager salary with which they are not even able to make their two ends meet was also highlighted.”

It was also put forth that the regularization of daily wagers is not a new agenda of the association but it has been there since decades.

The protesters said that the previous governments time and again made agreements with the EJAC leadership regarding the regularization of daily wagers, but till now no positive outcome arose in this regard.

“The daily wagers and all type of temporary workers have been continuously given cold shoulder by the government which has forced the EJAC to come out on streets and protest for their rights,” the protestors said.

Among the leaders who attended the protest were Tariq Ahmad Sofi (Chief Spokesman), Farooq Ahmad Khan (Vice-President), Athar Muzaffar Reshi(Secretary), Bashir Ahmad Thokar (Press Secretary), Mir Nazir, Nisar Ahmad Mir, Farooq Ahmad Malik, Shabir Ahmad Khanday, Ab. Rashid Shaksaz, Mohd. Ramazan Sheikh, Muzaffar Hameed Bhat, Ishfaq Ahmad Shah, Suhaib Munshi and others.