Jammu: Demanding regularisation of their services, thousands of daily wage workers of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department have threatened snapping of water supply across the Jammu region from September 15.
Raising slogans against state government and PHE Department, the protestors staged protest outside the office of Chief Engineer. Meanwhile, the protestors blocked the road at Dogra Chowk and demanded their regularisation.
“Many of us have been working as daily wage workers for past more than a decade, but despite assurances by successive state governments no step has been taken to regularise our services,” said the protestors.
Speaking on this occasion, Provincial President Tanveer Hussain said for the last so many years our association has been struggling to seek justice but except giving assurances practically nothing has been done by the state governments. Due to this stance of the government, workers of PHE Department have been facing major problems. If our demands are not considered at earliest we will stop water supply across the Jammu region from September 15 and about 20,000 workers shall be participating in this mass stir to register their demands, “he said.
In his address Depak Gupta Vice President of the association also alleged that despite assurance given by Finance Minister and PHE Minister no action has been taken in this matter till date. Speakers also appealed PHE cadre to make the ‘Pani bandh’ stir a big success.