Contingent paid workers of edu dept demand implementation of labour rate act

Contingent paid workers of edu dept demand implementation of labour rate act
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ARIF RASHID

SRINAGAR: Contingent Paid Workers of Education Department on Monday held a protest demonstration here in Srinagar demanding their wages as per the Labour rate Act of the state.
Scores of protesters from various districts of Kashmir Valley assembled here in Press enclave and shouted slogans against the government for allegedly not fulfilling their “genuine” demands.
The protesters said that they are working in the Education Department from last 15 years and the government is neglecting their demands.
“We are demanding for the wages as per the Minimum wages act, 50% departmental promotions in all districts as per the quota SRO 308 and fixed seniority list of all districts,” President of Contingent Paid Workers, Nazir Ahmad Rather said.
“The government has already implemented SRO 308 for us. But we are not getting any kind of benefit due to lack of vacancies.” Rather said.
The protestors said that they are qualified workers in the department and their services should be regularised as well.
The protesters threatened to go for hunger strike in case their demands are not fulfilled till September 20.