J&K employees` strike enters second day

Last Updated: Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 17:47

Jammu: Employees of the Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday continued their strike for the second day, demanding grant of sixth pay commission arrears and raise in the retirement age from 58 to 60.
"For the second day today, almost all government
offices, PSUs and Corporations remained closed thereby
paralysing the state administration," senior leader of Joint
Consultative Committee (JCC) of J&K Government employees, Ram
Kumar said.

It is a token strike to protest against the State
government`s delay tactics over agreed demands of grant of
sixth pay commission arrears, increase in retirement age from
58 to 60 years besides others.

JCC is a conglomeration of over 50 different
associations, federations, unions and organisations of various
departments and PSUs in the state.

"We want the State government to concede the much
delayed demands of grant of sixth pay commission arrears,
enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 years,
regularisation of various contractual and daily wage
employees," Kumar said.

There are over 4.5 lakh government employees apart
from employees of various corporations, PSUs and autonomous
bodies in Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 17:47

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