PHE workers’ protest continues in Jammu, strike enters 88th day

Jammu, September 18 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Public Health Engineering (PHE) workers/daily wagers’ protest sin-in and strike continued on the 88th consecutive day, today, outside the office of PHE Chief Engineer and other Divisional and Sub-Divisional headquarters in Jammu.

These PHE workers have been on strike since June 22, 2022 and are demanding release of their pending wages and regularization of their services. Despite three rounds of talks with higher authorities in the Department, their dialogue remained inconclusive.

A large number of PHE workers from various Divisions and Sub- Divisions in Jammu district, assembled outside the office of Chief Engineer, PHE, Jammu, under the banner of PHE United Front and held a strong protest demonstration.

They were shouting slogans in support of their demands and also against LG’s administration, the Bharatiya Janata Party and other higher authorities in the territory. Many of them were carrying banners and placards in their hands depicting slogans.

The employees’ representatives said that in the past, they had called off their strike merely on assurances several times but nothing happened after that. Therefore, they were not prepared to call off strike until an order from the authorities was issued. They decided to continue their strike indefinitely.

Similar protest dharnas are being held in Rajouri, Poonch, Nowshera, Sunderbani, Akhnoor, Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Doda, Ramban and Reasi.

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