JK Cements Employees Protest Delay In Release Of Salaries

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Cements, a public sector undertaking, has failed to release the salaries of employees for the last four months promoting them to hit the roads.

A large number of employees associated with the J&K Cements Association Wednesday staged a protest here at the Press Colony Srinagar to seek release of salaries. The Association has sought  “early settlement of the pending issue.”

Chairman of the Association, Ali Mohammad Kumar said, "We had approached the authorities for the rederessal of the issues earlier as well but they have failed to look into it".

"The management have been unresponsive for a long time and has  put least efforts to look into the genuine issue of employees so far", he said. From last four months till December 2018, no salary was released due to which the condition of the workers “has turned worse”, he said.

The workers of the company said that they are “going through a tough time and fail to arrange the daily basic necessities  of their families.”

"The workers have seen difficult situations. We are unable to fulfil the basic requirements of life to survive and sustain. There are no other sources available as well to sustain living. The workers are facing a torture", he added.

The chairman said that all the alternative means that available to other employees in the form of CP Fund and Welfare Fund are also not being provided to them. They have appealed governor Satya Pal Malik and concerned administration to look into the matter.

"We humbly appeal Governor to come to our rescue and save this prime corporation of the State by bringing it back on the profitable track. We request him to provide sufficient budgetary support and save the future of 800 employees working in Jammu and Kashmir Cement Limited", he said.



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