CONTIGENT WAGERS OF JAMMU & KASHMIR SHOWING AGITATION OVER INCLUSION PERMANENT AND MINIMUM WAGING ACT:
Hundreds of Contigent Paid Workers from Department of Education hosting protest in the Press Enclave, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir against the non implementation of Minimum Wages Act till date.
The protests ongoing regarding the deployment of Minimum Wages Act since 2017 where the workers who have been giving services to various requirements of the Education Department are paid Rs 20/30/50 per day. Their demand is to establish Departmental Promotional Committee under SRO-308 throughout all the districts.
Protestors from different service categories such as house keeping and cleaners, cooks, security guards from Government sponsored educational institutions under the guidance of Contigent Paid Workers (CPW) Union state secretary MD. Shafi Reshi staged the protest which they said to last for 4hours but in dire need it might last for indefinite time.They even claimed for ‘Justice and Equal Treatment’ in employment to Lieutenant Governor.
While speaking to the media State Union CPW Secy said “If our demands are not fulfilled as early as possible we will come down to the street with our families and issue a hunger strike across all the districts. We have been struggling since 6 years and during COVID-19 pandemic CPworkers tirelessly provided services.”
“We also solicitate to the Authorities to bring the landowners who have given their lands to the Government for school establishments are registered under SRO-520.” said CPW Union State Organizer Shiraz Ahmed.
A few days back CPWorkers protested in the streets of Kulgam and also in Jammu Press Colony and as per their say, it will continue till they recieve justifiable share of wages.