Contractual Employees Protest Over Pending Wages 

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SRINAGAR — A large number of contractual employees associated with the Senior Contractors Coordination Committee (SCCC) on Thursday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar against the delay in the release of their wages.

Scores of the contractual employees led by SCCC chairman Basher Ahmad Khan assembled in press colony shouting anti-governmental slogans and demanded the release of pending wages. “The employees were supposed to work continuously and being paid on time but from last three years we all are not being paid anything,” the chairman said.

The chairman said that there are currently 1, 24,000 contractual employees in Kashmir division belonging to PWD, R&B, JKTDC, Sports Council and floriculture, out of which 50,000 employees are registered and no one among them has “been paid a single penny from last three years.”

They demanded early rederessal of the grievance so that they will not suffer further.

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