Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, contractual staff intensify stir for regularisation of services

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, contractual staff intensify stir for regularisation of services

Contractual employees of Punjab Agricultural University hold a protest in Ludhiana. Ashwani Dhiman

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 1

As their demands have not been fulfilled yet, the contractual employees of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, on Wednesday intensified their agitation with more employees joining their protest.

The contractual employees have been demanding regularisation of their services and a hike in their salary for a long time but the government is yet to meet their demands. The protesters said the contractual security guards, gardeners, safai karamcharis, beldar and other workers have been forced to work on a low salary for a long time.

An employee said, “Today more employees joined our protest. Our agitation is being intensified. It was the fifth day of our protest. We appeal to the government to hear our voice and meet our demands at the earliest.”

They had earlier given a memorandum to Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi. The protesting employees are demanding from the government to regularise the services of contractual employees as per seniority basis and increase their salaries so that they can have a decent living.

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