JKRTC Workers’ Union Holds Protest – Latest News in Jammu and Kashmir | Tourism
Srinagar, April 9: The J&K Road Transport Corporation (JKRTC) Workers’ Union today staged a protest against the failure to meet their long-standing demands while warning of a nationwide strike UT in case the government fails to solve their problems.
Several members of the JKRTC workers’ union appeared in the Srinagar press enclave and were seen waving slogans in support of their demands, urging the administration to take notice.
Union spokesman Khalid Ahmad Rather said that the issues facing JKRTC and its employees, especially the issue of non-payment of monthly salary, have been brought before JKRTC’s managing director and government. ‘UT of J&K by the workers’ union.
He said the JKRTC Chairman, Chief Secretary and Commissioner-Secretary for Transportation were kind enough to acknowledge the issues and ensure prompt resolution of outstanding issues, especially the salary issue.
“But the failure on the part of JKRTC management to pursue the problems despite the weather has multiplied the suffering of the employees and has also harmed the smooth running of the company,” the protesting workers said.
They said that nothing stands in the way of employees helping to alleviate the government’s obligations to provide transportation facilities to the masses at large with devotion and dedication.
“But on the contrary, the employees of the corporation have been without pay for four months. Besides the irony is that society is currently headless,” they said.
They said that the reason given gives employees sufficient reason to relaunch the struggle for the realization of their just and reasonable demands.
“A two-hour peaceful protest will be held on April 11, 2022 (Monday) in Jammu,” the workers said.
While outlining their issues, the workers said their demands which are still pending include release of four months of pending salary and timely payment of future salary, regularization of consolidated employees who have completed 8 years of service , the release of 57% of ADs pending. , already completed DPC confirmation orders held in 2021, formal HSD/fuel ladder fixing orders as per investigation report provided by appointed committee regarding BS6 trucks as well as other issues.
“In case the government continues to sleep on the issues, the company employees escalate the protest in J&K and Ladakh UT, which includes a full strike and its consequences, will be borne by the management of JKRTC” , the workers said. .