Casual workers of JPDCL demand pending wages

JAMMU: Need-based and casual workers of Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL) Friday staged protest in support of their demands, including release of pending wages.

The protest was joined by several need-based and casual workers under the chairmanship of Akhil Sharma, president, J&K Casual Labour Workers Union. Raising slogans in support of their demands, the protesting workers said that JPDCL has released wages of 2707 workers and left out 462 workers.

They demanded the authorities concerned to release the pending wages of last seven years of left out workers and also bring them under NIC portal.

"We appeal the administration to look into our genuine demands sympathetically as our families are suffering badly. We are unable to pay school fee of our children," they said. "If our demands are not met, we will be forced to go on an indefinite strike," they added.


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