|PDD need-based, casual workers stage protest for release of pending wages|
|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Dec 5: Power Development Departm-ent's need-based and casual workers held a protest rally here today in support of their demands, including release of pending wages.
Hundreds of Casual workers of PDD today assembled outside the office of chief Engineer and urged higher authorities to release their pending wages. Protesting workers raised slogans in support of their demands .
PDD Need-Based Workers' Union president, Akhil Sharma claimed that 7,500 workers in Kashmir province were adjusted as daily wagers and are being provided monthly wages.
"There are only 3,405 need-based workers in the entire Jammu region. We are not only ignored but we are also being denied wages for last many years," Sharma said. He said most of them are working as linesmen and meter readers.
"We appeal to the state administration to look into our genuine demands sympathetically as our families are suffering. We are unable to pay school fee of our children," he said.