Budget: middle class feels the pinch
Ludhiana, June 20
The state unit of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) has dubbed the first Budget as “anti-employee” and “anti-public”.
Dr Shiv Gupta, general secretary, Mr Sunder Lal Mehta, vice-president, and Mr
K.R.Tripathi, joint general secretary, in a statement today said that state government was anti-employee and anti-public as it had banned the leave travel concession
(LTC), frozen the dearness allowance for one year, replaced the medical reimbursement scheme with medical insurance scheme, implemented Voluntary Retirement Scheme, initiated the revival of leave encashment, and Non practising allowance, privatised Punjab Roadways and Pepsu Road Transport Corporation and ordered fast-track disinvestment in the
PCL, Punjab Alkalis, PTDC, Punwire, PSIDC and aligned pay and allowances of the employees of public sector undertakings with government employees etc.
Safai workers stage dharna
|Ludhiana, June 20
Safai workers of the Municipal Corporation, led by activists of different trade unions today staged a dharna at the main gate of the civic body. They demanded adequate compensation and jobs for the next of kin of their colleagues, who had died while cleaning a choked sewer line in the Focal Point area in the city yesterday.
Family members of the deceased being consoled at the dharna staged by safai workers at the MC headquarters in Ludhiana on Thursday.
SBP employees flay anti-union policies
Ludhiana, June 20
As per the instructions of the State Bank of Patiala Employees Union, Punjab, members of the union staged a dharna in front of Regional Office here today, to protest against the anti-union policies of the management. Besides this members of the union in the district took out a massive protest rally.