Employees hold protest, seek regular jobs

Employees hold protest, seek regular jobs

Members of the Democratic Janglaat Mulazam Union give a memorandum to MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon in Samrala. Tribune photo

ibune News Service

Ludhiana, June 19

Members of the Democratic Janglaat Mulazam Union, Punjab, under the banner of the Mannbhatta Kacha Contract Mulazam Morcha, Ludhiana, held a protest today at Samrala, demanding regularisation of services of contractual employees of the Forest Department, ASHA workers, mid-day meal workers and contractual workers of other departments in the state.

District convener of the union Harjit Kaur, along with other workers, carried out a protest march in Samrala and handed over a memorandum to Amrik Singh Dhillon, Congress MLA from Samrala

They said it was difficult to meet their daily expenses due to low income.

She said contractual employees had been working with the Forest Department for over two decades but their jobs were not being regularised. She said the then government in 2016 had announced to regularise the services of the contractual employees of various departments and many employees had undergone medical fitness tests also but their jobs were not regularised so far.

A protesting union member said: “Before the previous Assembly elections, the Congress had promised to provide jobs to all unemployed under the Ghar Ghar Rozgar mission. A promise was also made to regularise the jobs of contractual employees but nothing was done. Thus, we are forced to hold protest. Our jobs should be regularised at the earliest.”

Along with regularisation of their services, a good salary and all allowances must be paid to the ASHA workers, mid-day meal workers and contractual employees of the Forest Department as well as other departments of the state. If demands were not met, they would be forced to intensify their agitation, the protesters said.

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