|PDD workers hold protest, demand release of wages|
|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, May 25: The need based workers and casual labours of Power Development Department (PDD) held protest demonstration in front of the office of Chief Engineer, EM&RE at Canal Road here today.
A large number of PDD workers under the banner of J&K Need Base/ Casual Labour Union of PDD, led by its president Akhil Sharma assembled at Canal Road and then moved towards the office of Chief Engineer, PDD (EM&RE).
They were shouting slogans in support of their demand of releasing pending wages of 3405 PDD workers, implementation of SRO 381 of PDD and commencement of process of implementation of SRO 520 without any more delay. The Union president, Akhil Sharma and some other trade unionists addressed the gathering and criticised the authorities for not addressing the pending issues of the PDD workers from Jammu area. They said that PDD workers are on agitational path since long but the authorities concerned have not given any heed towards the pending issues of the workers. The agitating PDD workers warned to intensify their agitation in near future if the Government failed to resolve their issues. Prominent among others who addressed the gathering included- Ashish Verma, Bashir Ahmed, Kabir, Sher Singh, Anil Kumar, Niaz, Gurmail Singh, Sham Lal, Rakesh Kumar and Mohd Sarwar.