Pen down strike of ULB employees begins

Srinagar—The employees of Urban Local Bodies, Kashmir on Monday begun their pen down strike to protest against the government for failing to fulfill their demands.
The employees had threatened to go for a three day long strike to protest for their demands.
The ULB employees today staged protest at their respective district offices here, demanding government to fulfill their demands. 
The protesters also presented memorandum to Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) and Additional Deputy Commissioner’s (ADC) at their respective districts. 
Earlier, the employees threatened the government that they will go for strike on 13 and 14 November and protest in all Municipal Institutions of the Kashmir Division and on 15 Nov all the employees will assemble at Press Enclave for redressal of their pending demands.
President (J&KEUF), Manzoor A. Pampori had told KNS that the employees, especially the lower class employees, of the department have all along been striving to provide basic civic amenities and other related services to the inhabitants of the state with utmost efficiency and dedication.
Pampori had said that despite that their demands have not been addressed by the authorities till date.
He had said that the Government recently transferred the Director, Urban Local Bodies, Kashmir, to Srinagar Municipal Corporation without posting any substitute, rendering the department headless.
“Our service issues, matters are not being disposed off in the Directorate, leaving the employees high and dry,” he had said.
He had said that the employees recently held a convention where it was made clear that the employees of the Department will wait till November 11, 2017 for disposal of their pending issues and posting of a Director. 

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