PAMPORE: The normal work in Kashmir Valley’s municipal committees remained suspended on Monday as the employees of urban local bodies went on strike to press for their service related demands.
The ULB employees in Pampore, Khrew, Tral and Awantipora marched from town halls towards the concerned tehsil offices where they forwarded memoranda of their demands to concerned tehsildars. The president of UBL employees Manzoor Ahmad Pampori led the protests in Pampore and Awantipora.
The strike would continue till November 15 when the employees would hold a joint protest demonstration.
The strike has been called to press the demands of the employees which include regularisation of daily wagers.
Pampori told Kashmir Reader that government has remained indecisive on many issues of ULB employees forcing them to protest.
“It is very unfortunate that government has not been paying any heed towards the issues of employees which include regularisation of daily wagers, pensioners and the problems regarding age bar,” he said, adding that if government would not address their issues they would continue the strike till their demands get fulfilled.
He said the employees would assemble at press enclave Srinagar on November 15 and march towards divisional commissioner’s office to present a memorandum.
“Our service issues, matters are not being disposed off in the directorate, leaving the employees high and dry,” he said.
He said the employees, especially the lower rung employees, have been providing basic civic amenities to the inhabitants of the state with dedication, but despite that their demands have not been addressed by the authorities till date.
Hundreds of employees from Pampore, Khrew, Tral and Awantipora Municipal Committees led by Pampori participated in the protest rally demonstration and raised slogans against the government.