Pending Wages: PHE Workers Protest Along With Children  

SRINAGAR — Public Health Engineering (PHE) daily wagers  along with their children staged a protest here on Thursday demanding the authorities release their wages pending from past 18 months. Casual labourers from other departments, land donors and ITI workers also joined the protest. 

PHE employees under the banner of Public Health Engineering Kashmir Joint Employees Association (PHEKJEA) along with their kids assembled at Pratap Park here, chanting slogans against the government for withholding their wages from over one a half year. 

According to reports, they said delay in releasing their wages has led to the immense hardships to thousands of families. Accusing the government for ignoring their plights, the protesting employees here have demanded immediate redressal of their grievances.

 The association president, Sajad Ahmad Parray said that today’s protest was organized against delay in wages from last 18 months. 

Notably, the employees continued with the lockdown of offices from last three days and have decided to lockdown all the offices till April 06 as mark of protest against the delay in releasing their wages. 

He said that government instead of releasing the wages of PHE employees are leaving them to lurch at large. He also said that government must release their wages pending from nearly two years. 

“In case the government will not release our wages soon then they will stop water supply from all the division to mark a protest against the delay in wages,” he said. 

The protesting employees also urged the government to release their wages at an earliest.

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