Protests continue despite curbs

BATHINDA, AUGUST 13

Even as the government has ordered restrictions on gatherings in view of the pandemic, several employee and farmer unions continue to flout the norms.

Workers from various government departments, under the banner of Theka Mulazam Sangharsh Morcha, on Thursday staged a demonstration and blocked the Bathinda-Mansa highway in front of the Administrative Complex over their demands.

Besides regularisation of contractual employees, the protesters demanded that the state government implement Punjab Ad hoc, Contractual, Daily Wage, Temporary, Work Charged and Outsourced Employees’ Welfare Act, 2016, at the earliest.

Earlier, the protesters gathered near Bibi Wala Chowk and carried out a protest march till the District Administrative Complex. — TNS

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