Tarn Taran, November 22
The technical and clerical staff of the Powercom went on a mass casual leave on Monday again which was also the eighth day of their protest. They staged a dharna in front of the Circle Office. The joint forum of the Powercom employees and the Bijli Mulazam Ekta Manch, Punjab, had given a call to go on a mass casual leave till November 26.
The agitation had paralysed the normal functioning of the Powercom and hundreds of customers were without the power supply in the agriculture sector.
The women employees and the retiree employees too were participating in the agitation. The employees had been demanding the salary at par with the other employees of the state government, restoration of old pension scheme, removal of discrepancies of the Sixth Pay Commission etc.
The employees would organise protest march in Tarn Taran town on Tuesday. Those protesting were addressed by Satnam Singh Sran and other leaders of the employees. The Azad Kisan Sangharash Committee, Punjab, also supported the demands of the agitating Powercom employees.
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