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By || Valley Online Correspondent
GANDERBAL: Scores of casual labours working in PDD in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal District staged protest on Wednesday demanding regularization of their service and timely wages.
The workers under the banner of PDD Daily Wagers Union Ganderbal led by it’s district president Aijaz Ahmad assembled at the Public Park in Beehama this morning and take out a rally to mini Mini-Secretariat Ganderbal.
Protesters were holding placards and were shouting slogans in favour of the association and labourers.
They marched from beehama chowk to Mini-secretariate Ganderbal in a rally and hand over a memorandum to ADC Ganderbal.
“Authorities should regularize the services of casual labours without further delay as they have already promised it years ago” President Fayaz Ahmad told while talking to Valley Online.
Ahmad added that “a new policy should be drafted for them and especially for the persons who have already been the victims of those consequences during the past”.
Protesters alleged that Government has failed to address the issues of thousands of casual labours of Power Development Department who are suffering due to the delay caused by authorities.
Mohammad Maqbool JKCCTU president said that the workers of different departments has been struggling from a long time to seek justice but the workers are always being fooled and instead of so many assurances, practically nothing is being done by the state Govt. As a result the workers of different departments are facing acute problems.
He said that those who lost their lives or got injuries during field work were either left on Allah or in a mode of shock who aren’t able to fulfil needs of their families.
Maqbool siad that he will never leave them and said he will stand with everyone who ever is working as a Daily Wager as he has tasted the days.
Later, the protest rally was dispersed peacefully after they registered their demands at DC Office Ganderbal.