Casual labourers stage protest, demand regularisation

Srinagar: Scores of casual labouurers from fisheries department on Monday staged a protest demonstration here urging authorities to regularise their services and release of their long pending services.
“It has been a decade now that the labourers are demanding regularisation of their services, but nothing has been done by the authorities till date,” President, casual labourers association Tahir Ahmad Bhat said.
He said the laborers used to get salaries once after every six months, but from the past one and a half years they haven’t been paid.
“There are 1,496 labourers who were engaged on casual basis in the fisheries department from the year 1994 to 2014 across Jammu and Kashmir. Since then the laborers have not been regularised,” Bhat added.

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