EJAC Calls for Sectt ‘Gherao’ on May 28

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Daily-wagers demands

SRINAGAR: Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC-Q) Monday called for Civil Secretariat ‘Gherao’ on May 28 to press for the demand of regularization of daily-wagers and release of their with held wages.

The employees will go for secretariat gherao to press the government for the long pending demands of employees including regularization of daily wagers and casual labourers,” senior JCC leader and EJAC-Q President, Abdul Qayoom Wani said while addressing a press conference here in Srinagar.

While lashing out at the government, Wani said that the state daily-wagers were used as “scapegoats for political gains.”

“Before elections every single political party promised that the regularization of daily-wagers consolidates and need-base employees would be done on priority, however nothing was done accept for charging batons to them,” Wani, according to local news service the GNS.

He said that the 28 May protest may prove to be a ‘devastating flood’ that would wash away the government in case any attempt of aggression was used by the authorities.

He said that the daily-wagers issue needs to be resolved at earliest as they have been exploited by the politicians for their pity political gains during elections.

 “In former NC led Coalition government a high power committee was framed that passed its recommendations to Cabinet sub-committee but the proposal is yet to see the light of the day. Then present coalition government also evolved the same stratagem but to no avail,” Wani added.

He said that the daily-wagers have always been at the forefront whenever there was any issue with the employees and the leadership will also spare no moment to help them in resolving their genuine issues.

“We are with them, come what may, whenever these suppressed employees tried to raise their voice they were charged with batons. But I want to make it very much clear that incase the government use might against them on May 28 entire system will put in tight spot,” he said.

Qayoom said that JCC had entered into black and white agreement with the former regime and the Cabinet sub-committee had also given its approval now the government must realize the sensitivity of the issue as it is the high time to implement its promises on ground.

“ I appeal all the daily-wagers, consolidates, need base, contingent paid, casual labors seasonal, temporary workers, of all categories to participate in the protest and incase the government failed to frame a concrete policy then the agitation would be further intensified,” he said.

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