PAMPORE: Jammu and Kashmir Cements Employees Association held a protest demonstration against the authorities on Friday, demanding release of their five months pending salaries and updating of CP fund.
Scores of employees of JK Cements Khrew held a protest and raised slogans against the government in the premises of the JK Cements factory at Khrew in Pampore and raised slogans in favour of their demands, including release of pending salaries, eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader.
The protesting employees held baners and placards which read “Release our salary” and “Deposit our pending welfare fund”.
The protesters said that they have been protesting from a week but their demands are falling on deaf ears. “We have demanded the release of 38 percent DA and 6th Pay Commission arrears,” they said.
President, JK Cements Employees Association, Abdul Majeed Mir told Kashmir Reader that five to six hundred employees have not received their salaries from August this year, leaving the employees in a severe financial crunch.
“We are 500 to 600 employees working in Jammu and Kashmir Cements factory, and our salaries are pending from the last five months. Our families are suffering because of this, and it is becoming difficult for us to manage our financial demands,” he said.
He said that the premiums of their insurance policies, welfare fund deduction and CP fund have not been credited to their accounts despite the deductions being made from their salary accounts.
“Near about Rs 27 crore on behalf of CP fund, Rs 7 crore on account of welfare fund and 6th Pay Commission arrears are yet to be credited into employees’ accounts,” he said, adding that the demands must be met soon.