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Sanitation services go for a six in Kashmir as urban local bodies employees proceed on pen down strike
11/13/2017 10:40:40 PM
Jehangir Rashid

Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Nov 13: As part of their three day protest programme hundreds of employees of Urban Local Bodies department today carried out a pen down strike in support of their demands. The employees carried out peaceful protests and submitted a memorandum to the authorities.
Reports said that employees of the department assembled outside the offices of authorities in different districts as well as administrative units and carried out protests in support of their demands. The employees presented memorandum to the officers manning the administrative units in the Kashmir valley.
The employees assembled outside the offices of Deputy Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners, Tehsildars and Sub Divisional Magistrates at various places in the valley and carried out protests in support of their demands. The employees boycotted their duties and carried out a pen down strike.
At the Directorate of Urban Local Bodies Kashmir at Habitat Centre, Bemina the employees led by President Urban Local Bodies Employees United Forum (ULBEUF) Manzoor Ahmad Pampori carried out a protest demonstration in support of their demands. The employees raised slogans in support of their demands and impressed upon the authorities to fulfill the demands of employees of Urban Local Bodies department.
The ULBEUF has chalked out a protest programme in support of their demands. As part of protest programme the employees of Urban Local Bodies department would carry out pen down strike for two days. On the third and final day of protest programme the employees would assemble at the Press Enclave in Srinagar and carry out protest in support of their demands.
The employees have been demanding regularization of daily wagers, consolidated and paid workers and casual labourers, implementation of new staffing pattern, disposal of pending pension cases of retired employees and convening of state level as well as divisional level Departmental Promotion Committee meetings.
They have also demanded that a full-fledged Drawing and Disbursing Officer should be posted in every municipal institution, funds should be provided to municipal institutions so that 11 percent DA is released and that the sanitation staff should be provided with uniform, tools and plants and that two and half days wages may be released in their favour.
Talking to Early Times, Pampori said that the three day protest programme should be considered as warning by the state government. He threatened that the agitation would be intensified in case the people at helm don't concede the demands of employees of Urban Local Bodies department.
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