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PHE workers in Jammu resume work after 19-day strike

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Jammu, Feb 26: The Public Health Engineering (PHE) workers in Jammu resumed work on Wednesday after a 19-day-long strike in support of various demands, including release of pending wages and regularisation of services.

"We have suspended the strike till April 30 after a three-hour-long meeting with the administration. We were assured that all our genuine issues will be resolved," a spokesman of the PHE Employees United Front (EUF) was quoted as saying by PTI.

Thousands of PHE workers went on strike under the banner of EUF on February 07 across the Jammu region, badly disrupting the supply of drinking water.

The spokesman said representatives of the striking workers held a marathon meeting with the Commissioner Secretary, PHE and Flood Control, Ajit Kumar Sahu and were assured that regular salaries would be paid from April and pending wages would also be cleared.

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