PHE employees allege dept hired outside laborers in response to strike

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Jammu and Kashmir Casual, Daliy Wagers Forum on Monday began its two-day strike to press their demands, which left the offices in the Valley deserted. A local news agency reported that the water supply in most areas of the valley got affected as employees stationed there left the offices deserted.

However, Sajad Ahmad Parry, the President of the Forum told the newspaper: “Unfortunately government instead of addressing our issues has hired the local laboures for two days in some areas to continue the functioning of the departments.”

“We are being forced to take such extreme steps by the government and this to strike has been called to show the government that the casuals and daily wagers, who have been pushed to the wall since long, have been working with dedication and honesty and therefore deserve a fair deal,” he added.

He said if the department failed to address their demands, the strike call will be extended. (KDC)

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