CPWs of education department stages protest, demands regularization
SRINAGAR: Contingent Paid Workers (CPWs) of the education department from all the districts of Kashmir held a protest demonstration outside press colony on Thursday.
Protesting workers were demanding regularization of services saying they have been working in the education department from last twenty years.
The protestors lamented that while the government announced regularization of various casual labours of different departments, CPWs were not included.
Threatening to go on hunger strike, the protestors asked the government to resolve their issues forthwith.
They said that they are taking peanuts as salary from last twenty years. “Till now we were having an impression that we will be regularized under SRO 520 and even finance minister Dr Haseeb Drabu had assured us. But we don’t know why we are being ignored now,” they said.
Meanwhile, Employees’ Joint Action Committee (EJAC) president and chairman Teachers Forum Abdul Qayoom Wani, who was accompanying the protestors said that EJAC stands by these workers and will support their protest till the government resolves the issue.