Srinagar, Oct 31: Scores of employees of Jammu and Kashmir Road Transport Corporation (JKRTC) staged protest here to press for resolution of their various pending demands.
The employees assembled at Press Colony on Tuesday and demanded various employment benefits, regularisation and implementation of Minimum Wages Act.
The employees said that since long they are suffering due to these pending demands and want government to address their demands without further delay.
“As our demands are not met, we were forced to hold a protest here in Srinagar and in Jammu. Our consolidated workers are working since over a decade and they are yet to be regularized. These workers were supposed to be regularized after seven years of their appointment which never happened. Our families are suffering due to this. Other major issue that we are facing in pending DA which we want without any delay so that we can make the ends meet and take care of our families,” said an aggrieved.
The employees said that as other corporations have gone ahead with the implementation of 7th pay commission, JKRTC employees are being deprived from the same. They said that these pending benefits are taking a toll on their families.
“We cannot address the needs of our families on minimal wages. We want that 7th pay commission should be implemented and also our workers should get pay as per revised Minimum Wages act. You can see the inflation that we are going through and in such scenario we need all the pending benefits so that we can make the ends meet,” said Manzoor Ahmad, an aggrieved.