Srinagar, Oct 5, KNT: Causal Labourers from Tourism Department Monday staged a protest here at Press Enclave Srinagar demanding the release of their pending wages and regularization.
The protesting Casual Labourers said that they have not been paid since July 2014 despite serving the department like permanent employees.
President, Kashmir Tourism Department Casual Labours Union Qaisar Bhat told KNT that they are facing a financial crisis on a daily basis as their wages are pending in the department since 2014.
“All our requests have gone to deaf ears. Even Director Tourism ignored us and showed least interest in releasing our wages,” he said.
The casual Labours said that the government should implement the Minimum Wages Act policy across Jammu and Kashmir and all the Casual Labours will get benefit through this policy. The protestors said that an order directing the release of wages was issued on October 24, 2018, and another order was again released on January 1, 2019, but no action was taken.
They sought the intervention of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. (KNT)