Non-gazetted electricity employees threaten strike from Sep 12

Srinagar: Non-gazetted employees of the Jammu and Kashmir electricity department today threatened to go on a three-day strike from September 12 in support of their demands, including regularisation of services of daily workers.

Employees have worked hard for the department’s welfare and have left no stone unturned to take it to new heights. But officers and the state government have neglected us, J-K Electrical Employees Union chief Abdul Salam Rajpuri alleged here.

“Though we have initiated many dialogue processes with the government on the issues, we have only been given assurances. Nothing concrete has been done so far. So, we have decided to go on a 72-hour strike from September 12,” he told told reporters here.

He said their demands are “genuine” and if the government fails to meet them by September 14, they would plan a stronger agitation.

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