Trade union bodies stage protest

The J&K Employees Joint Action Committee – Revolutionary, or JKEJAC (R), All Jammu and Kashmir Contractual Teachers’ Association (AJKCTA) and J&K Wildlife Casual Labours’ Union today staged here a protest demanding regularisation of services of casual, daily wage and midday meal workers.

The protesters also called for establishment of a committee to look into their demands.

The protesters marched to Pratap Park, blocked the road for a while.

As the protest intensified, police swung into action and tried to limit the protestors to the park so as to ensure mobility of the traffic.

“Among us are teachers, PHE, PDD and MDM workers as also Anganwadi workers. We are on the streets for more than 2 months now. We are being paid peanuts in the name of salary,” the protestors said.