Jammu Tawi, December 19
A massive protest today was staged under the banner of J&K Government Employees, Casual Labours, Workers and Pensioners United Platform (JKGECLWPUP) at M.A.M Stadium Jammu to press the state government for immediate settlement of burning demands of state working class which are pending since a long and the state coalition government has miserably failed to uphold the commitment with the most deserving lot of casual labours of all the departments numbering more than 60,000 despite assurances on the floor of the house through press and discussion with the representatives of the working class.
In such a situation when the prices of essential commodities are touching the sky and 7th pay commission have been implemented to the central government employees, the state govt. employees/public sector workers, casual labours and Anganwari workers also deserve the same treatment at par with the central govt. employees and workers.
Thousands of casual labours/government employees/anganwari workers and pensioners under the leadership of their respective associations/unions assembled in MAM Stadium, Jammu and raised slogans in support of their demands urging the state government for immediate settlement of the burning demands of the state working class.
While addressing the massive rally in MAM Stadium Jammu senior trade union leaders Mohammed Gafoor Dar convener of the united platform, S. Kulwant Singh, Com. Hari Singh, Tanveer Hussain, Syed Gulam Rassol Geelani, Abdul Ahad Bandroo, Akhil Sharma, Rajan Sharma, Rajinder Kumar, Nazir Ahmed Molvi, Balbadar Raj, Puneet Sharma, Sanjeev Kumar, Bhanu Partap Singh, Subash Chander, Barkat Ali, Ratna Devi, Swarna, Vijay Kumari, Tripta Ji, Shazia Akhter, and others warned the state government not to test the patience of state working class particularly most poor class of casual labours of all the departments including anganwani workers and helpers who are suffering badly for their regularization policy and pending wages and declared that the next program of the united platform will be announced through a pres conference before coming budget session.