Mendhar PHE daily-wagers demand salary, regularization; stage protest

M S Nazki

MENDHAR The daily wagers working with the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department on Tuesday held a protest demonstration in Mendhar of Poonch district demanding release of their pending wages.

A large number of PHE workers including ITI trained and CP workers, besides those who have donated lands for PHE stations, water tanks etc, assembled in the morning and then started protest against the government.

The protesting workers, while raising slogans in support of their demands, lambasted authorities for not releasing the wages of daily wagers for last many years.

They said that daily wagers are suffering due to severe financial crises as their salary hasn’t been released for past many years.

The said that demands of regularization and release of pending wages of the workers, expediting process of regularization under SRO must e met without any delay.

They said that there was great resentment among the workers for causing delay in their regularization.

President PHE Workers union Mendhar Zulfkar Ahmed Khan said that since long the Government has started the process of regularisation under SRO 520 but “its implementation is nowhere in sight”.

The protesting employees warned to intensify their agitation if their demands are not met.

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