Employees to observe 3 day strike from Jan 8

Employees to observe 3 day strike from Jan 8

Srinagar: (GNS) Employees Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) will hold three day strike from January 8 to press for their demands which include extension of retirement age and a policy on regularisation of daily wagers.

The JCC, spearheading the employees’ agitation for past one year, said that it would continue to build pressure on the government to force it to implement the agreement reached on July 8, 2012.

The government employees will hold a 3-day long strike from January 8 to protest against failure of the government to fulfill their genuine demands,” Nazir Ahmad, a leader of JCC told GNS.

During the three-day strike, employees will sit on dharna at the gates of government offices, schools and other establishments across the state, he said.

Workers will hold protest demonstrations on January 9 and 10, and will take out rallies throughout the state, he said.

The JCC leader alleged that the government was dragging its feet with regard to the implementation of the agreement and fulfillment of other genuine demands of employees to buy time till election year to get political mileage, they said. “JCC would not allow government to succeed in its designs and would compel it to fulfill all demands at the earliest.”

Employees are demanding extension of their retirement age from the existing 58 to 60 years, regularization of ad-hoc and daily wage employees, removal of pay anomalies and increase in the emoluments of Anganwadi workers.

Earlier, the employees observing 2-day strike on December 14 and 15 across the state, the general house of the employees Joint Consultative Committee, met at Jammu and after threadbare discussions decided to intensify the struggle for full implementation of the agreement signed between government and JCC leadership on July 8”. (GNS)

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