SRINAGAR: The Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Association called off its strike on Saturday after being heard by the state administration regarding hike in their salaries.
The Anganwari workers were on strike from last six months. As per the workers the state administration has assured to fulfill their demands.
“The administration has assured to fulfill our demands within a week, so we called off strike for one month,” said Tasleema Subhan, president of the Anganwari Association. “We are pleased that administration has finally heard our cry.”
The association members said that a meeting on July 19 with advisor to Governor Khursheed Ganai came up with a positive conclusion. They assured us that our salaries would be raised from existing pay scale to a negotiable monthly wages, they said.
“We are determined to our right and would now give a month to administration to fulfill our demands,” said Amina Bano, General Sectary of the association. “Despite the fact that previous government failed us all time, we put our trust now on Governor administration.”
More than 60000 Anganwadi workers and helpers in the state were on strike and all the related centres were shut from last six months. “I am happy for the strike call off, as I faced terrible financial and social problems either in supporting family or serving my kids back home, and finally we expect the favourable outcome from the administration,” an Anganwadi worker said.
“Hopefully we all here have decided to be on duty from tomorrow,” said a group of workers with a smile on their face.