JK Cements Employees Protest For Release Of Salaries

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SRINAGAR — A large number of employees associated with the JK Cements Employees Association Thursday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar to demand the release of salaries pending for the last four months and implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations.

Scores of protesting employees assembled in Pratap Park and marched towards the press enclave, chanting slogans ‘We Want Justice”.

Holding placards which read, “Release our salary”, “Release our pending welfare fund”, “Provide budgetary support”, “Deposit our pending welfare fund”, and “Release our DA” the employees sought the government intervention in the matter.

They demanded the release of DA and implementation of 7th Pay Commission for its employees.

JK Cements Association President Abdul Majeed said that their salary is pending for last four months. “We approached the management of JK cements to release our salary. It is unfortunate that nobody is listening to our demands,” he said.

“For the last 3 years, our CP Fund is deducted from our salaries but has not been deposited in the CP Fund accounts. Rs 300 department welfare fund is regularly deducted from our account but the amount is not getting deposited in the separate welfare fund account,” he added.

The protesters said that if the government is willing to keep JK Cements in running condition, financial assistance and budgetary support is inevitable. “Otherwise the company will come to grinding halt and near about 1000 employees will be rendered jobless.”

Requesting the Governor Satya Pal Malik to look into the matter, the protesters threatened if their demands are not fulfilled, they will come on roads along with their family members. They said that a demonstration will be held outside Jammu secretariat.

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