SRINAGAR: The Employees Joint Action Committee (R) on Sunday warned to launch a street agitation against the state government’s “betrayal” if their demands are not met within 15 days.
Addressing a press conference here, leaders of the EJAC (R) said they are holding a state level convention on July 9 to “chalk out the strategy for further course of action, in light of the betrayal of the government by not implementing the agreement from time to time.”
They said by not implementing the September 2011 agreement in full the government has betrayed them. General secretary EJAC (R) Rafiq Ahmad Khanyari warned government to implement the remaining parts of the agreement and issue the orders within 15 days otherwise they would be on streets.
“We want the government to implement the agreement in letter and spirit failing which state employees will be forced to agitate the matter in the streets for which entire responsibility will be with those sitting in corridors of power,” said Khanyari.
“It is unfortunate that the government has addressed the issue of age enhancement from 58 to 60 years in respect of state employees whereas it has sidelined many other genuine demands,” he said.
The EJAC-R leaders said they expressed their deep concern over the indifferent attitude and take strong exception to the “anti-worker” and “anti-employees” policies of the government. These steps, they said, are attempts to hoodwink the public opinion and sidetrack the real issues. The age enhancement was purposely done for electoral gains in the ensuing Assembly elections, said EJAC (R) leaders.