Power deptt employees’ strike continues

Power deptt employees’ strike continues

PAMPORE: The Jammu and Kashmir Employees Electrical Union (JKEEU) sponsored strike continued on second consecutive day against the “callous attitude” of the government in fulfilling their long pending demands. JKEEU, an association of PDD employees had called for 48 hour strike.
The state President JKEEU, Mir Abdul Salam Rajpori told Kashmir Reader that the government has forced them to go on strike. “We had time and again put our demands before the government but it did not accept them. It was after the government’s failure to meet our demands we decided to go on 48- hour-long strike from March 15,” Mir said.
The demands of these employees included provision of safety tools at all receiving station, a permit to work guidelines segregating the works of employees at different ranks, holding of training for all employees as per national guidelines, amendment  in Welfare fund rules of employees and stopping overexploitation of need basis workers who get Rupees 1000 as stipends for whole year.
“We also demand that the families of employees who die while performing their duties must be compensated and there should not be any discrimination between a need based worker and a permanent employee,” Rajpori said.
He warned the government against causing further delay in meeting their demands. “If government again fails to meet our demand we will go on an indefinite strike without bothering about who suffers,” he said.

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