Contractual staff seek regularisation, protest in Patiala

Patiala, September 7

Contractual employees of various government departments protested here today against the delay by the government in regularising their jobs.

The workers, along with their family members, marched towards the CM’s residence. However, they later laid a siege to the Sewa Singh Theekriwala Chowk, disrupting traffic and putting commuters to inconvenience.

The protesting employees claimed that ahead of the elections, the Congress party had given them assurance that their jobs would be regularised once they come to power. However, more than four years have passed and nothing has been done, they said.

The government has removed a number of posts in various departments in the name of rationalisation. They are also in processes of stopping allregularisation programmes, claimed the protesters.

The contractual employees said they would continue the protest till the government did not regularise their jobs.

We also want the government to add categories, including contractual employees and outsourced employees, to the Employees’ Welfare Act, they said. — TNS

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